Instant Analogue Pinhole Photography for Everyone (Afternoon Session)
Instant Analogue Pinhole Photography for Everyone (Afternoon Session)
Instant Analogue Pinhole Photography for Everyone (Afternoon Session)
Instant Analogue Pinhole Photography for Everyone (Afternoon Session)
Instant Analogue Pinhole Photography for Everyone (Afternoon Session)
Instant Analogue Pinhole Photography for Everyone (Afternoon Session)

Instant Analogue Pinhole Photography for Everyone (Afternoon Session)


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Course Fee: $90 
Non-refundable Materials Fee: $40

TIME: 3:00PM – 6:00PM PDT
LEVEL: Beginner to Advanced
AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 15+)
LOCATION: Building 308, Fort Worden, Port Townsend.

We are super excited that, after two sold out and beloved workshops last May and numerous requests for more, Martin Vanners of The Netherlands is making a highly anticipated return to Port Townsend to teach more workshops with Jen Cohen! In this workshop students will learn how to use a Pinsta pinhole camera and experience the fun and magic of making photos using only a box with a tiny hole and developing them on the spot, without the use of a darkroom. The best part? You don’t need any technical or photographic experience to enjoy this wonderful process and we promise you will go home carrying one or more impressive, analog photographs!

The simple yet elegant Pinsta camera has gained a cult following amongst photographers and other creatives around the world. Pinsta is a lensless camera and darkroom in one and is hand made by a small team in Great Britain.

No photographic experience is necessary. We welcome first time Pinsta users and those looking for a refresher. We will spend time at the end of the workshop sharing images and building the local Pinsta community. Participants can sign up for one or both of the workshops if they would like additional guided practice mastering the Pinsta process.

Fun fact: Port Townsend has more Pinsta camera owners per capita than anywhere else in the world!

All required supplies are provided with the materials fee, including photographic paper/film, developer and fixer, syringes, Pinsta cameras, and black bags for use during the class.

Students can bring their own tripod and download a light meter app on their cell phone if they wish, but these are optional and not required.

After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal, including course syllabus and supply information. Learn more

Using his Pinsta camera, a simple box with a hole, Martin Vanners captures light directly onto photographic paper. While this method may seem slow and unpredictable to some, for Martin, it is a deeply contemplative and magical process – a way to connect with the universe. With a background that includes stints at Nikon and Wacom, Martin now dedicates his talents full-time to exploring the limitless possibilities of pinhole photography. He has been an invited speaker at the prestigious Amsterdam Photo Academy. His work has been featured in Focus Magazine, and he exhibits his photography globally. In addition to his role as a full-time pinhole photographer, Martin travels worldwide to provide highly sought-after Pinsta pinhole photography workshops and works freelance as a social media and content creator for U.K.-based Pinsta camera.
Artist website: Martin Vanners, @martin_vanners

Jen Cohen, a Port Townsend experimental photographer, is the founder of Raw Art Collective. Jen’s work has been published, shown in galleries in the United States, and is in private collections around the world. She curates Pinsta pinhole photographs for a virtual gallery @Pinstafanatics, teaches local workshops, and seeks every opportunity to share her passion for pinhole photography.
Artist website: Raw Art Collective, @therawartcollective

This course is eligible for a 10% member discount at the Supporter level and beyond. 
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If Northwind Art has to cancel a course for any reason, all enrolled students will receive a 100% refund (including any materials fee).

Students who withdraw from a course at least seven days prior to its first meeting will receive a 90% refund (less any materials fee).

Students withdrawing fewer than seven days from the first day of class are not eligible for a refund except in the case of illness or injury, in which case they are eligible to receive a 40% refund (less any materials fee).

Please note that 10% of every course’s registration fee is considered to be a non-refundable deposit in cases of withdrawal to cover administrative overhead. All refunds will be applied to the same credit card that was used for enrollment. No credits or transfers will be granted. Please contact for more information.

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