A Reminder: Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day is April 26, 2015

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by pdh, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    http://pinholeday.org/

    Get your lenscap pierced, and stick it on your digitalien camera

    Or, make one ... I know it's short notice but if you have some film or photopaper in the back of a drawer closet cupboard cellar attic shed or similar reticule, now's the time to get busy.


    http://pinholeday.org/
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'm gonna give it a go. I've hardly done any shooting in months. Maybe a little experimentation will get the juices flowing.
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Considering I don't have a nice small pin handy (and it's my first go) I'm just barely OK with sharing this one. It definitely wasn't worth wasting $8 to order a new lens cap, but it will encourage me to work on building a better pinhole (and to clean off my sensor, too).

    17089928659_5035e76a24_c. and she just yawned by Luke Lavin, on Flickr

    and here's my ultra-crude rig......built in 15 minutes with spare junk lying around the house......
    17275822921_a06acb2461_c. P4260001 by Luke Lavin, on Flickr
     
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  4. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    It looks utterly perfect Luke. And well done for going for it.

    I didn't prepare at all, and spent a frustrating/annoying hour or so this morning making a hash of making a plateholder for my 76-year-old 6x6 plates. Gave up in the end. Loaded a 6x9 back with 70+ year old nitrate film and scrunchied it onto my Zero45, then walked 4 miles up to the woods with a tripod and shot the roll in flat overcast light. All exposures were about 20 seconds using the f/45 zoneplate.

    I've unrolled the roll and rolled it back up on itself. It'll have to stay like that for a few days to get some of the curl out so that I can actually get it onto a reel to develop. It's like spring steel

    Of course if I'd thought about it in advance I'd have loaded some holders with RC paper and by now they'd be dry enough to scan or make contacts ...

    "he who fails to prepare must prepare to fail" hehehe
     
  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Looking forward to whatever you captured, Paul. Sounds like quite the adventure.

    I went to the drugstore after breakfast and picked up some tiny pins and gave it another quick go before I need to go to work today. I kinda like this one. I'm not going to crop the vignette out of this one.....
    17277719565_60def2d5eb_c. DSCF5016 by Luke Lavin, on Flickr
     
  6. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    don't hold your breath, Lukester, I just developed it and it's not looking good.
     
  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    "'tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”
     
  8. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    17096216117_8bdbeac57b.
    b20150426-1 by _loupe, on Flickr​

    perhaps I shouldn't have used 80-year-old nitrate film and some D23 that's been under the kitchen sink for 6 months?
    rather heavily digitally post-processed
     
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