Monday, September 21, 2009

"Against The Grain": Pinhole Photography Experiment #1

The following pictures are my first attempt at pinhole photography. Pinhole photo's are taken without the use of a lens. A pinhole "lens" is created by putting a tiny hole (no bigger than the tip of a needle) through a piece of aluminum (cut from an empty Shasta can in this case) and attaching it to the front of the camera. It is nearly impossible to see anything through the viewfinder of the camera, so you never know what your framing looks like, and images require very long exposure times (the final two images here took 30 seconds each, props to Katrina for her ability to hold extremely still!). The result is a very raw, gritty, low-fi image. Here are the results of my first pinhole experiment.

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