Build Your Own Camera Lens

This 4-session class will teach students the fundamentals of DIY camera lens making for interchangeable lens cameras, point-and-shoot, and smartphone cameras. We will build lenses out of anything that refracts of diffracts light. The lenses will isolate and amplify optical distortions and create effects. Students will also learn how to dismantle lenses and other optical equipment to extract interesting components. Every homemade lens has its own quirks. A daily group critiques will help students find the situations where their lenses converge to create an interesting photographs. Students will end the class with a lens mount and at least three homemade camera lenses. 


BRING: Camera (any kind). If you are using a SLR, bring a body cap that then don't mind cutting a hole in or a lens mount adapter ring or extension ring.

INCLUDES: Lab pass to B&W group darkroom (print size maximum 11"x14") and roll film processing. 

INSTRUCTOR: David Janesko

DATES:  This class is not being offered in our current schedule. Please email us to be added to the wait  list and we will contact you when we will offer it again

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25.00 off if you register at least one week prior to class start date, all online discounts are applied automatically. 

Additional Discounts:

 Register for the same class with a friend and each of you will receive 10% off. All registrations must be made by one person in a single transaction. To take advantage of the discount online, set the quantity to 2 (or 3, or 4...) when adding to the cart (or change the quantity in the shopping cart). The system automatically deducts this discount. The discount only applies if two or more you enroll in the same class. 

Please enter the full name of your companion at the checkout stage including their name, email, and phone number in the comments section of your registration form.


Workshop Cost: $175

Early Registration: $150


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