• Emily Nelson

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN

    Emily's Bio:
    I am a senior majoring in communication and minoring in photography. The College of St. Scholastica has been a great place for me to be throughout my college journey. I am fascinated by the world and am currently studying abroad at Regent's University London in England. I live for the little things and the adventures I stumble upon everyday. In my free time I enjoy practicing yoga, listening to and writing music, taking pictures, and exploring.

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

Pinhole Cameras

This semester, I am taking my final four credit photography course in Alternative Methods. From the beginning, I have been very keen on the idea of learning new processes. Last week, we constructed pinhole cameras. Although it is more difficult to expose a photograph correctly as a beginner with the pinhole camera, I still enjoy the simplicity process.


My pinhole camera was made from a shoe box; that fact in itself is enough to interest me. In reading our text, I found that people have made pinhole cameras in airplane hangers to inside someone’s mouth. I stuck to the shoebox, though. Most of our class made them from cardboard ice cream or oatmeal containers. By using a flat box or a rounded cylinder, you create different effects in the images. In a digital DSLR camera, the lenses would be responsible for some of that alteration.


I have only exposed four images thus far. The process takes about ten minutes for each photograph. The above image is my favorite of them all. It is a shot of the doorway to the balcony on the fourth floor of Tower. The camera recorded three planes of light reflecting in through the windows. I really liked the sunspot that was created above the doorway. My professor, called it a “happy accident.” I almost prefer this image as a negative (what is shown above), because it becomes something almost abstract. With further processing, we will transfer the image from a paper negative to the positive image that will most resemble our eye’s reality.

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