Although simple in concept pinhole photography has its challenges in terms of framing and exposure. When coupled with infrared film the guesswork required multiplies up ….Continue reading
Today in the darkroom I set out to produce the best image that I could in two hours….Continue reading
Pinhole photography inevitably requires long exposures. So one of the features of many pinhole images is the high contrast caused by the long exposures. I am investigating the use of Pyro developers with their compensating behaviour to reduce the overall contrast, particularly in the skies. I also want to incorporate some edge effects. Pinhole images are usually quite soft and this is not always something that I want. In the images below, the mud flats are better with some edge acutance.Continue reading
One of the nice things about pinhole photography is the serendipitous encounters you have.
With my 6×6 Pinhole camera.
A very cold and damp day in March saw me visiting Ynysypandy Slate Mill in North Wales with my pinhole camera …Continue reading
Out with my Pinhole camera today in the slate mining areas of North Wales. It was a bright day so I decided to load the camera with Ilford Pan F 120.
On my return home I thought I would process the images in Rodinal 1:50. It has been a couple of years since I had used Rodinal, and in the past I have always used stand development.
Shock horror when I saw the results:
There is something very enticing about stripping away complexity, going back to the source, starting again. In the case of film photography nothing can be simpler than taking photographs with a pinhole camera. But actually it’s not that easy.Continue reading