Pinhole Day 2019 - Sunday 28th April

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A heads-up for those that are interested - Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day this year is on the 28th of April (the last Sunday of the month).

More info here...

http://pinholeday.org/

Plenty of time to start thinking about making or modifying something should you be inclined to do so, and loads of time to do a test or two to get your exposures worked out. I'm planning a new camera for this, a 5x4 box jobbie, in which I'll be shooting photo paper. I dare say I'll be doing a build thread once things get started.

I'll bump this thread occasionally in case anyone forgets. Feel free to post photos of your intended pinhole camera, ask questions, etc, here.
 

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From the site info:

Anyone, anywhere in the world, who makes a pinhole photograph on the last Sunday in April, can scan it and upload it to this website where it will become part of the annual Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day celebration's online gallery.

I assume from the word "scan" that this is for pinhole photos on film; but surely you can also use a digital camera to produce a pinhole photograph?

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Good reminder Nomad, since working out a suitable subject can be the hardest part and now I can start thinking about one or two. (y)
 
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Good reminder Nomad, since working out a suitable subject can be the hardest part and now I can start thinking about one or two. (y)
I know what you mean - I need to come up with something other than the Forth Bridge. :)

I'll also need to do some trial exposures. I did some LF shots with Ilford MGIV paper last year and found that a yellow filter worked quite well for contrast, but can't remember what speed I rated it at. Could have been 6asa with a stop for the filter, or 3asa because it's old paper, with a stop for the filter...
 

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I’ve taken part in most of the WPPD events of the last few years and I’ve really enjoyed the challenge, last year I posted a shot of a bluebell wood in the Chilterns, shot on an Intrepid 5x4 camera on OOD Kodak Ektachrome film.



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I'll actually try and shoot something for it this year! I'm about to go and cut my own (finally) Chroma Mk1.5ish with its' pinhole lens board so I'll get something hopefully!
I've shot something for the last couple of pinhole days with my Pentax, and either got a massive vignette (pinhole straight on the camera) or rather more blurry than I want (pinhole on extension tubes). So this year I'm thinking of trying a couple of shots on the Chroma! :)
 
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I've shot something for the last couple of pinhole days with my Pentax, and either got a massive vignette (pinhole straight on the camera) or rather more blurry than I want (pinhole on extension tubes). So tis year I'm thinking of trying a couple of shots on the Chroma! :)
Excellent, fingers' crossed we both get something suitably awesome :)
 
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Excellent, fingers' crossed we both get something suitably awesome :)
How big is the pinhole, Steve? Need to work out the aperture... I'm assuming I frame it with my existing lens (135mm), so if I left the bellows there, the aperture would be pinhole width divided by 135...

Presumably I use the dark cloth or a hat for a shutter.
 
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How big is the pinhole, Steve? Need to work out the aperture... I'm assuming I frame it with my existing lens (135mm), so if I left the bellows there, the aperture would be pinhole width divided by 135...

Presumably I use the dark cloth or a hat for a shutter.
It's a 0.4mm pinhole Chris. With the focus bed at 'zero' (with the front/back aligned with the base of the camera), the three mounting points are roughly 75mm, 115mm and 170mm from the film plane.

And yes, I've always just used my hand in front of the pinhole as a shutter.
 
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