30 December 1972
Pinhole boxes used to teach photography ! i By ISABEL BRAUNSTEIN i East High Correspondent 'Pinhole cameras are being used to teach the principles of photography at East High School. ; "There is no reason a camera has to b'.e a ; complicated piece .of equipment," sja'id Parley Eccles, photography teacher, referring to the simple camreas used by approximately 200 students in the school's first annual photography contest. i <"The idea has been used by Kodak," rje said. "We wanted to teach the kids that photography can be achieved without expensive equipment, so we expanded on their idea." : Eccles said the basic idea of the pinhole camera is to take a box which has been secured from light on the inside and make a pinhole in one end. The printing paper is placed inside the box, opposite the pinhole. The paper is exposed by the light from the pinhole and then it is developed with chemicals. "For less than a dollar you can make a camera, take a picture and develop it," said Eccles. Many students used toilet paper rolls, oatmeal boxes, and tissue boxes as they competed for prizes which included cameras, strobes and printing paper. Junior Mark Roberts won first place in the best camera competition, while senior Joanne McNcilley captured top honors in the best photograph division. Randy Smith and Miss McNeilly earned honorable mention recognition for their cameras.