Inset - Professional Development designed to accompany the forthcoming book:
'Discovering Light'
Experiments to explore the fastest thing in the universe!
Millgate House Education


All you will ever need to teach 'light' in a classroom or at home!

A CPD course will benefit primary and secondary teachers and cover experimenting with light as well as pinhole photography and optics. The diversity within the project based learning potential of the day is useful in many subject areas including: Stem, science, art, photography, history and ICT.

The course will cover the experiments in the book including:

jjjCamera Obscuras

How to build and and teach using several
effective and inexpensive camera obscuras from hand held devices to room sized projections using both pinholes and lenses.

Pinhole Photography

How to enable a whole class to make and
use simple but effective wide-angle pinhole cameras out of discarded materials
which are then used to create traditional negative images.
Darkroom Construction

How to safely and affordably set up a temporary darkroom to open up
learning opportunities in history, science, chemistry and creativity.

Allowing every student to capture a
3-month duration exposure image of
the suns path across the sky.
This project covers both art and science as well as involving family and friends.



Non-Chemical Approaches

How to use photographic materials
alongside digital scanners avoiding
the use of chemicals.

Innovative ways to use salt paper and traditional light sensitive materials to capture shadows and light.

Digital photography

How to apply digital image capture to the processes above.

Although the day will concentrate on alternative experimental imaging, if required there can also be a time spent on how to creatively use digital imaging alongside these approaches with simple digital compact cameras and a short master class in how teachers and students can take good images with these cameras including some simple projects using both compact cameras and camera phones.

Each school will be given a camera obscura kit to create your own room-sized obscura,
PowerPoint presentations on pinhole photography and camera obscuras.

All materials provided.

Contact Justin Quinnell for further details - 0117 9518712 or justinquinnell@hotmail.com

Eye Obscura


Justin has been teaching and lecturing pinhole photography for 20 years and is internationally recognised as one of the world's greatest exponents of this fascinating subject.

He has written many publications, most recently Build your own paper cameras which had its launch at the British Library. He was used as a pinhole photography consultant in the highly acclaimed feature film The Brothers Bloom.
He is a fully qualified secondary teacher (Design & Technology), was head of a Further Education Photography Department for seven years and is currently a part time lecturer on the BA Hons photography course at University College Falmoluth and at the University of West London.

He has appeared on various television shows including the BBC One Show, Blue Peter, Absolute genius with Dick and Dom,The Jonathan Ross Show, smART, and the Radio 4 Today programme.