Optical Devices

Pinhole photo workshop

Pinhole photography fans rejoice.

An expert-taught workshop on Sunday will fill you in on some tricks of the craft. The workshop will combine traditional techniques with digital photography.

Wednesday, 22 February, 2012, 12:00am

Visions in the night

With camera and penlight at the ready, let your light-painting skills run wild on New Year's Eve. Feel free to scribble your New Year resolutions in the air or recreate these awesome images (left) without leaving a trace - well, other than on your memory card. Expert photographer Joyce Yung Ka-yee from Random Art Workshop explains how to get the perfect shot.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

How to make a camera from rubbish

Many people may be stumped when asked what a roast goose has in common with pieces of cardboard. One startling reply is that both can be turned into a camera.

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

World of photography opens through a pinhole

Eight Young Post junior reporters tried the art of pinhole photography.

4 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

YP events bonanza

Here are just some of the upcoming Young Post Junior Reporters' Club workshops this summer. There's one for everyone so take your pick and send an e-mail to reporters.club@scmp.com to secure a place to your favourite event so far. Include your name, age, school, contact number and list your top three workshops in order of preference.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Technology means tiny cameras can be hidden almost anywhere

'Be careful, his bow tie is really a camera,' Simon and Garfunkel sang in their hit single America almost 40 years ago. These days the camera is more likely to be hidden in a watch, the crack in the door of a karaoke room or even in a Bluetooth headset.

2 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Red is the new black for luxury label's photo exhibition

Red is the colour of luck, joy, weddings and the Lunar New Year, so it's appropriate that the new photo display at Louis Vuitton in Tsim Sha Tsui is called Red. With about 60 works by highly regarded local artist So Hing-keung, the opening reception on Thursday evening literally had guests seeing red. 'I always have a special feeling for the colour, like all Chinese people,' So (right) said.

19 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Hakuna Matata

This new Sony product makes it possible to experience the thrills of a safari without the blazing sun and the mosquitoes.

16 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Top tips: frames & fame

Model Kathy Chow Man-kei says her secret to looking her best lies in her glasses:

9 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Small can be big

Quick Facts

Find synonyms for the following words:

twist, enlarge, transformation

One of the easiest ways to make small objects look bigger is to look at them through a lens, or curved piece of glass.

Nobody is sure who first discovered this device. Archaeologists have found lenses in the Middle East that are 2,600 years old.

10 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Show respect for others when you use technology

The faster technology develops, the smaller our private space becomes. This is mainly because camera lenses are hidden everywhere.

We no longer use phones just to call others. Their functions now include taking videos and photos. Don't underestimate these small lenses. They can record all of our actions and what we're talking about.

22 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Camera focuses on family ties

A local artist hopes to strengthen family bonds through his old-fashioned pinhole camera.

Luke Ching Chin-wai, an artist-in-residence with the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, will conduct a family photo-taking session at Hong Kong Park on Sunday.

7 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Tackle the Sevens and send us the action

Here is your chance to become a citizen journalist. With the Rugby Sevens getting under way on Friday, opportunities abound for capturing funny and fascinating images of the antics on your mobile phone, digital still camera or video camera. SCMP.com would like to highlight the best video clips and still images produced by citizen journalists.

28 Mar 2006 - 12:00am


AT A TIME when mobile phones can take photos and there's a new digital camera offering ever higher resolution every few months, a group of amateur photographers are bucking the hi-tech trend by going back to basics with pinhole photography.

7 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Big Tools/ Small Tools

Big Tools/ Small Tools

Kathy High and Melissa Dyne

Para/Site Art Space

Reviewed: July 15

Big Tools/Small Tools combines inexpensive miniature video cameras and monitors with a large, custom-crafted camera-obscura lens.

19 Jul 2005 - 12:00am