28 thoughts on “Autumn-Pinhole

  1. Wow, I really love this! The colors are so beautiful, the slight out of focus nature is very intriguing. Do you know a book or link that describes how to do this kind of photography? I would love to try it. I also love surprises.

    1. Thanks Anita, there are many guides such as this great one; http://photo.tutsplus.com/tutorials/hardware-tutorials/the-definitive-guide-to-pinhole-photography-part-1/ on the internet. I think the easiest starting method is to purchase a simple pinhole camera such as a Holga. This uses medium format 120 film. In addition I suggest some kind of light meter to estimate exposure. One of the available apps for a smart phone will work. I then scan the developed negatives and work digitally from there. If you dig into the options are limitless and the best bet is to just choose one and get out and play with it.

  2. – just had a look at your link to building a pinhole camera – fascinating. The picture suggests it would be natural to work it up in acrylics or oils, because of the abstracted effect.

        1. Hey thanks for the translation. I just used a simple pinhole camera loaded with fuji velvia film. Calculated the exposure using a light meter app on the phone and opened the shutter. Film was processed by a local lab and I scanned it and posted. The pinhole camera was a zero image 2000.It is amazing what simple can do. Thanks for asking.

  3. Heh… in this digital age — with all its gadgets, apps and processing power — it’s easy to forget how simple photography is, and how beautiful the capture of the simplest device can be.

    Wonderful, Mike. : )

    1. Thanks Patrick, I really enjoy pinhole photography. It is so simple yet makes you slow down and think about things a bit more. What is in the frame and with the aperture fixed just how long to expose that film becomes the only technical question. Funs tuff and I am glad you enjoyed the photo. Hope your week ahead is a great one.

          1. Yeah. I discovered that trick when I googled the idea.

            But that kinda feels like cheating… I was thinking more along the line of cannibalizing the sensor from an old point and shoot I have and putting it in a pinhole box.

          2. Now your talking. It would be a nice science experiment to get it to focus on a small point and shoot sensor and perhaps a very small camera? Sounds like fun.

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