Reminder--World Pinhole Photography Day 2012

posted April 27th, 2012
Here is the text from the last discussion in case you missed it....Its coming up this Sunday!


The last sunday in April, the 29th, is World Pinhole Photography Day

WPPD website

Funny how if falls in Analogue April :)

Here are some links on how to make a pinhole camera. Before you say "But Shades, all I have is a digital camera, I've never used film before, and I don't know if I want to......" I have included a link on how to make your digital SLR into a pinhole camera. If you don't have a DSLR, I'm sure you could figure out the theory behind it and make something fit for your camera (all the more reason to use film, hehe).

p.s. the link above has a whole page of resources on pinhole cameras and how to build one

For the digiheads:

Digital Pinhole Camera link

For those of you that want to come back from the dark side and use film:

Matchbox Pinhole Camera

General Pinhole camera

I included links for 35mm film as that is the most readily available to the majority of people. Any light sensitive material will work though. If you do go with 35mm, and take it to your local establishment to have them develop it, Make sure to tell them the spacing could be off, as its from a pinhole camera Most places will develop the film and put the photos on a CD. This elimates the need for you to take them home and scan them.....or worse, have to go buy a scanner and then scan them in!

I have seen a few people on here lament that they wish they could participate in Analogue April but they don't have a film camera, well here's your chance!

I truly hope that a lot of you participate and if you care to, lets tag them

wppd-2012

p.s. From Photojojo
posted April 27th, 2012
Forgot all about this, and I'm currently away from home so no chance of making one. I'm in the middle of trying to see what I can make out of an empty film cannister and my digi Point & Shoot :)
posted April 27th, 2012
@38mm You could try the altoid tin version, one frame at a time on 35mm.....
posted April 27th, 2012
@shadesofgrey Hmmmmm, so then you keep the frames in a "lightproof" container and give that to the lab to be developed?
posted April 27th, 2012
@38mm Thats what I figured...I don't know if they would like the cut up frames in their machine though, I don't know how they have to run the film through it.....
posted April 27th, 2012
@shadesofgrey I will email my shop and see what they say to me :)
posted April 27th, 2012
No promises, but I may give it a go. Let's see if I can get ahold of an empty canister…
Thanks for the reminder, Shades!
posted April 27th, 2012
@mstipe No problem.....depending on what you use, anything can work...check out the links for ideas!
posted April 27th, 2012
@shadesofgrey I did. I was thinking of trying the matchbox one. We'll see how it goes!
posted April 27th, 2012
My house is COVERED in empty canisters. Srsly, they are everywhere. I used to save them but then I felt like a hoarder, so now I toss them. But I bet there's a couple on the floor of any given room.
posted April 27th, 2012
@beautifulthing Use them...!
posted April 27th, 2012
@shadesofgrey YOU ARE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!
posted April 27th, 2012
Great idea. I've always intended to make a pinhole camera. Thanks for the links.
posted April 27th, 2012
@beautifulthing Do eeet!
posted April 27th, 2012
@carolinedreams You're welcome, looking forward to your photos!
posted April 27th, 2012
@38mm If that doesn't work, you should be able to make the matchbox one pretty easily.....or some facsimile anyway.
posted April 28th, 2012
I'll have to break out my Loreo Lens in a Cap. f64. http://www.loreo.com/pages/products/loreo_lenscap.html
posted April 28th, 2012
@mcrt Do it! The more the merrier!
posted April 28th, 2012
TA-DA!

I'm in!
posted April 28th, 2012
@mstipe Haha, I love the red velvet, nice touch...mine is halfway there, gotta find a spent roll so I don't have to waste one roll and I'll be done! Otherwise I will have to just suck it up and burn a roll....maybe I can find a way to save the film....hmm.
posted April 28th, 2012
@shadesofgrey I stopped at Walgreens and they gave me a handful of them. I was surprised it was that easy.
posted April 28th, 2012
@mstipe It's on my to-do list today! I was going to do the same thing. :)
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