The Pinhole Positive

Assignment:  Create a positive print using your pinhole photograph and the enlarger in the darkroom.

Dimensions:  One 5" x 7" OR 3.5" x 5" print.
Methods, Tools, and Techniques
  • Test Strips: Your test strips are informative and neat. You have indicated the f/stop and time of intervals.
  • Value/Gradation (EXPOSURE): Using the information you gathered from your successful test strips, you achieved a variety of values in the positive print through your exposure in the darkroom--deep, rich blacks, bright whites, and various grays in between are demonstrated (Remember – the better your negative, the better the positive!).
  • Craftsmanship: Your pinhole negative is well crafted with no smudges, stray glue marks, fingerprints or other marks shown on it.
  • Paper and negative are lined up successfully, avoiding “cut off” edges

Limitations: You must use your pinhole photograph to create your pinhole positive print.

Key Vocabulary/Considerations:       
Positive pinhole:  a photographic image made without a camera by placing a pinhole photograph directly onto the surface of a photo-sensitive material such as photographic paper and then exposing it to light.