Pinhole photos will be shared worldwide

From Staff Reports
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Lynette Miller poses with a few of the pinhole cameras she has made and offers to the community for use on Worldwide Pinhole Camera Day.

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day is an annual international event, and local photographer Lynette Miller is inviting everyone to participate from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, at 225 W. State St.

On this day, organizers of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day are encouraging people around the world to take time off from the technological world to make a pinhole photograph. They can share their vision - and the unusual beauty of this four century-old process - on the Worldwide Pinhole Photography website (

Miller has been facilitating this free, fun-for-the-whole family event in Black Mountain at the Arts Center for many years. She was an instructor of photography at A-B Tech from 2006 to 2015, a visiting instructor at Western Carolina University and has curatorial experience throughout the region. She has held numerous workshops and lectures to share her love and insight into the art of photography with the community.

Visitors can spend as little as 15 minutes to the full three hours with Miller to choose from a wide variety of homemade, beautiful pinhole cameras and receive instruction on this simple, nearly magical process discovered in the 1600s. Miller will guide participants in the necessary steps to create a photograph. They can wait to see the developed results and allow their images to be uploaded to the Worldwide Pinhole Photography site to join images from around the world.

This event will be held rain or shine. No experience is necessary. Materials will be provided, but Miller is always looking for light-tight boxes or tins to make into cameras. The event takes place on the lower back level of the arts center.

For more, call 669-0930 or visit or blackmountainarts.