Joe Wyatt
Published April 18, 2017

The Photography Department at Amarillo College is poised to help photography enthusiasts discover how a tiny pinhole can become a window to the world during a celebration of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day.

PinholeThe event is free and open to the public. It is from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 30 in Parcells Hall, Room 314, on AC’s Washington Street Campus

This will be the Photography Department’s sixth annual celebration of Pinhole Day, and this year more time will be spent creating photos than in years past, according to René West, assistant professor of photography and visual arts.

“The really fun part of the pinhole process is making exposures and developing the images,” West said. “In years past, we’ve spent a lot of time building pinhole cameras, but this year we want to spend the bulk of our time using cameras.

“So we’ll provide ready-made pinhole cameras for everyone, and for anyone who wants to learn how to make their own cameras, we’ll explain how to do it. We want everyone to come out and join the fun.”                                                                                                                       

Kids 7 and older are welcome, West said, but they will need to be accompanied by mom or dad for supervision.

A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture, a pinhole – effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box.

The event is funded by Student Government Association and the AC Photo Club.

For more information about Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day at Amarillo College, please contact René West at 806-345-5654 or