The Solargraphy Project
Our Solargraphy Project forms a component of our past exhibition, Winning Sky Photos: the David Malin Awards 2011.
You can view the selected astrophotographs below:
If you want to create your own pictures you can follow the easy steps below. The special photographic paper is available from this website (it is the same paper we used for the Solargraphy project). Alternatively you can buy the paper from Vanbar, or visit Camera House stores.
Follow these easy steps to create your own unique photo:
- Follow these instructions for the construction of a pin-hole camera. You will need a soft drink can, strong scissors, a torch, strong tape, a small (2x2cm) piece of aluminium foil, a pin, red cellophane, and photographic paper (please note: do not remove the photographic paper from its black envelope at this stage).
- The photographic paper is low sensitivity paper and is designed for long exposures. This kind of photography is very long exposure indeed. Once assembled, point your camera at the horizon, in a direction that will catch some sun each day. The longer the exposure the better, so we encourage you to set your camera up ASAP and leave your photo to expose over coming months until the end of May.
Happy photographing from RiAus!
Supporting the Inspiring Australia initiative: This project is supported by the Commonwealth Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research and the South Australian Department for Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology.