Archive for Pinhole Photography
I was inspired recently to return to my photographic roots. Lacking immediate access to an old oatmeal container, photo paper, and a traditional darkroom, I decided to create my very own pinhole camera mockup. While this guy has an awesome tutorial, I wanted something that was both cheap and fast. I decided to tape a piece of aluminum foil over the front of my Canon 5D Mark II, poke a tiny hole in the near-middle, and go outside and start snapping photos. On a side note, if pinhole is something you’re interested in, I have a bunch of pinhole photos here on Flickr. Read More→
In the old days, very few buildings had electrical service, and those that did had relatively low power requirements. Today, we rely on abundant supplies of power as almost everything we own is powered using electricity. Power plants have grown much larger in response to these ever-increasing energy demands. I was fortunate enough to come across this still standing vintage power station, which was in relatively good condition, considering the age of the facility and its years of abandonment and disuse. Not only was this photo shoot an inspiration, but also a lesson in History and how much things have changed since the turn of the century. Read More→
Pinhole photography is perhaps the oldest known photographic technique, using nothing more than a light-proof enclosure, a light-sensitive media, and a tiny hole instead of a lens. The examples here are being shown under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic Licence.
A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture — effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box. The human eye in bright light acts similarly, as do cameras using small apertures.
A pinhole camera’s shutter is usually manually operated because of the lengthy exposure times, and consists of a flap of some light-proof material to cover and uncover the pinhole. Typical exposures range from 5 seconds to hours and sometimes days.
When I was a kid, my father introduced me to photography. At the time, he was lucky enough to have a close friend who shared the photographic passion that I have today. Instead of buying me an expensive film camera (which came later on in my childhood), my father showed me how to take photographs the original way. Read More→