Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in Festival or Exhibition
Capturing the Orkney Science Festival Photograhpically
The hands-on workshop aligned with the International Year of Light, and gave the visitors a chance to see at first hand the optics behind photography through building a simple camera from basic components. A ‘pop-up darkroom’ allowed the visitors to use their camera to take real photographs, demonstrating that even a simple optical camera can produce impressive results.
While capturing photographs on photographic paper may seem dated in the digital age, it allowed the visitors to literally see the captured images develop in front of their eyes, and the combination of physics and chemistry involved highlighted the importance of interdisciplinary approaches which are vital not only to scientific research but also to produce the next generation of medical instruments and consumer goods.