This weekend, members will observe the annual World Pinhole Day with a talk at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, by guest artist Vaughn Wascovich at the Amarillo Museum of Art and a pinhole activity day from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 26.
The events are open to the public, and attendees will learn how to create and use pinhole cameras. Wascovich will give a seminar on pinhole photography for ACPC members and also will help people make their own cameras. He will speak about his own work, which will be displayed at the AMoA from April 24 t Aug. 2.
ACPC is one of the few clubs that uses the skills that drew them to the club to raise money for it. Worldwide Pinhole Day is one of many activities club members are involved in.
Being in the club gives members a chance to learn camera skills while also working with clients at their own events and those hosted by local businesses.
In May, members will head to Dallas to visit a commercial studio and learn the ins and outs of the operation. They will talk to professional photographers about their businesses.
The club also sponsors photo booths at Fallfest and Badgerama, shooting photos of students and staff for free.
“When I was in college, I had a professor who really helped me with my own photography,” said photography instructor and club adviser Brent Cavanaugh. “It was then I decided to teach at some point when the opportunity came up.”
Each fall, the club takes an annual trip to Angel Fire, Red River and the Palisades. Members have a chance to photograph the mountains and other scenery in New Mexico and visit photo galleries.
“My favorite events would have to be shooting for Art After Dark hosted by the AMoA,” said Denisha Kranthoven, a mass media major and ACPC secretary. “We usually get to set up a photo booth, take paparazzi shots or both. It’s cool getting to meet new people while doing something that you love as well.”