Show us what your hole can do.
April 27, 2003 10:10 AM   Subscribe

Today is World Pinhole Photography Day. You can make some fascinating, evocative, and compelling images with lensless cameras. (Lomophiles, eat your heart out!) What is pinhole photography? Simply put, it's photography using a tiny aperture instead of a lens to focus the light rays on the film. You can make your own camera out of anything from an oatmeal can to a camping trailer. Get shooting!
posted by Vidiot (10 comments total)
Aw crap. Apologies.
posted by Vidiot at 10:14 AM on April 27, 2003

i just don't see what all the fuss is about.
posted by quonsar at 12:48 PM on April 27, 2003

More than a year, I think those images are neat enough to justify a repost. I'd forgotten about pinhole day myself - I've been planning to go back to it for about six months, but other projects kept coming up. Now school's over, no darkroom access..

This one is really amazing. The sharpness and perfect exposure are very un-pinhole-y. I wonder to what extent it was photoshopped?
posted by slipperywhenwet at 1:00 PM on April 27, 2003

Ironic that the ads on the right are all for lenses and other equipment.
posted by slipperywhenwet at 1:01 PM on April 27, 2003

Show us what your hole can do.

Now come on, that wasn't necessary, was it? ;-)
posted by thebabelfish at 2:17 PM on April 27, 2003

[this is good]. Thanks, Vidiot.
posted by plep at 3:32 PM on April 27, 2003

posted by pekar wood at 6:47 PM on April 27, 2003

I tried this, but now I can't get my Canon PowerShot G2 put back together... any help?
posted by kindall at 10:36 PM on April 27, 2003

Lastt year I was inspired to make a pinhole camera out of an empty beer can but it kept looking like a bong. Maybe I'll try again.
posted by Mack Twain at 12:33 AM on April 28, 2003

Another plug for a friend...
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:42 AM on April 28, 2003

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