Pinhole

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Pinhole photography is truly a ‘back to basics’ venture. A pinhole camera is nothing more than a box with a sheet of 4X5 film (in my case) inside and a small pinhole to allow light inside. The opening of the pinhole (the aperture, in the case of my camera is f=290, so long exposure shots are quite possible.) The focal length is 87mm – which is quite wide for a pinhole! As there are no ‘bells and whistles’ like those found on any other type of camera, shutter speed has to be calculated and that’s where the fun comes in! I did invest in an app for my phone which helps to get me into the ball park. However, one must still decide what in the image they want to expose for. Here are my first attempts. I’ll add to this gallery as I continue to make pinhole images.

 

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