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Old 20th February 2020, 04:13 PM
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Hi Jane and welcome to FADU.

I found your adventures with your students and pinhole cameras intersting because I occasionally use them myself. I now have 4 pinhole cameras in my collection! I wouldn't be as brave to use a cardboard box though.

Do post some pics when you have time.

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Hi Jane and welcome to FADU.

I found your adventures with your students and pinhole cameras intersting because I occasionally use them myself. I now have 4 pinhole cameras in my collection! I wouldn't be as brave to use a cardboard box though.

Do post some pics when you have time.

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Will try to post some when I get back to school next week.
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Welcome Jane, I had to look up what year 12 was

Back in my youth I was asked to teach ptography to 13/14 years old, by modern definitions I was year 12 in age range althogh that was also the year I took my A levels.

It was fun as there's something magic about the darkroom experience, I'd started ata school much younger and even today that magic remains 50+ years later . . . . . . . . . .

Keep up the good work and maybe some of the equipment being offered free here could go your way.

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Welcome Jane, I had to look up what year 12 was

Back in my youth I was asked to teach ptography to 13/14 years old, by modern definitions I was year 12 in age range althogh that was also the year I took my A levels.

It was fun as there's something magic about the darkroom experience, I'd started ata school much younger and even today that magic remains 50+ years later . . . . . . . . . .

Keep up the good work and maybe some of the equipment being offered free here could go your way.

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Ooh! Year 9, you have my sympathy, I managed to bribe two of my sixth formers with chocolate into supervising them in the darkroom, itís like trying to herd cats!
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Hi Jane,
Welcome to FADU & love your stories. Never knew that school could be fun. ;-)
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Yes we have a darkroom, although when I arrived it was used as a storage room for the past couple of years, pretty much most of my budget has been spent on getting it up and running again,although two of the three enlargers donít work as no lenses and I canít afford to replace them as it was more important to get the pupils enthusiastic about working with film, They now consider digital to be passť, Iím winning so far!
What lenses do you require, I may have a 50mm I could send you for free. I will have a look in my darkroom tonight.
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What lenses do you require, I may have a 50mm I could send you for free. I will have a look in my darkroom tonight.
Thank you so much, we have Paterson enlargers and yes a 50mm would be much appreciated.
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Would year 9 be safe in a darkroom? I did Photography A level, but that was at an FE college and they seemed to have some kind of budget because new equipment would appear periodically. Although I do seem to remember some of the chemistry was rather over-used compared to what I'd now consider okay. Think I still have my first print, probably stuck into one of the 'journals' we made.
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Would year 9 be safe in a darkroom? I did Photography A level, but that was at an FE college and they seemed to have some kind of budget because new equipment would appear periodically. Although I do seem to remember some of the chemistry was rather over-used compared to what I'd now consider okay. Think I still have my first print, probably stuck into one of the 'journals' we made.


As an after school club and a one off they were fine, this was to encourage them to choose Photography in their options for next year.


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Hi Jane and welcome to FADU.



I found your adventures with your students and pinhole cameras intersting because I occasionally use them myself. I now have 4 pinhole cameras in my collection! I wouldn't be as brave to use a cardboard box though.



Do post some pics when you have time.



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This is the teeny weeny tin pinhole camera and test print





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