Self Isolation: How to turn your bedroom into a camera by Brendan Barry
I hope you are well and staying safe during these challenging times. Like many, many others I have found myself without work and with lots of time on my hands so I thought I would use it as productively as possible, and encourage others to do the same.
I have made a video tutorial of how to turn your bedroom into a camera obscura and your bathroom into a darkroom and then how to make black & white analogue negative & positive prints with them. The camera obscura is all made with things people should have lying around the house, I’ve tried to keep it as basic and accessible as possible. The darkroom bit just needs chemicals & paper, but if people don’t have these and they can’t order them online, they can simply use a digital camera instead (I explain in the vid).
I’m hoping that people stuck at home looking for a project to undertake, students wanting to develop their skills or parents home schooling their kids might take it on and it be of some use.
Here’s the YouTube link and also a link to my Instagram & website which both have a bunch of other experiments, camera builds and alternative processes on it.
Turn Your Bedroom Into A Camera Obscura (And Make Photographs With It)
Make Your Own Developer and Fixer
Stay safe out there!
Very best wishes,