Thursday, August 13, 2009

Houston Center for Photography

So Houston is definitely superior to San Antonio in this way - it has a Photography Museum. Not only a place to see cool photographs, but it has classes (be still my heart)! When I heard they were having a family day, I knew we had to go.

The boys got to see themselves in an old timey portrait:

Houston Center for Photography

Then they decorated frames:

Decorating frames

Then they set up some exposure paper. This was cool.

Setting up the exposure paper

Set it in the sun to let it expose...

exposing the paper
(Can you tell the lens distortion here? It's wonky, I know.)

Then we set it in a liquid, then hung it to dry:

Houston Center for Photography
(Again, major distortion on Charlie's face. But see the papers behind him? So cool!)

And here's Charlie's final product:

The Finished product

I want to try that again sometime. I hear you can get the stuff at arts and crafts stores.


HipMomma said...

That is WAY cool. I'm gonna search for some too. What a great place.

Anonymous said...

you can also find it at education supply stores!