Getting ready for World Pinhole Day

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  1. jon.oman

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    Homemade 90mm 4x5 pinhole camera. One minute 10 second exposure. 400 micron pinhole.

    Kodak Tri-X 320
    D-76 1:1 7 minutes at 70 degrees F.

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    Looking good -- thanks for the reminder we are in April already!
     
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    Excuse the ignorance of us limeys, but what date is pinhole camera day???:confused:
     
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    25th April, which luckily for all is a Sunday this year. In Oz and NZ it's never a problem to remember because it is ANZAC Day - our war remembrance day - and is always a public holiday.
     
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    Thanks for reminding us all.
    I'll take some pinholes and hope to post her the 25.
     
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    Ya hoo can't wait :smile:
     
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    I'm looking forward to this year, I always forget, then see wonderful images online and think "Oh yeah, I keep meaning to build a pinhole...". I then forget again until about April 28th of the following year :tongue:

    This year I will be up in beautiful Noosa (Aus) for my brothers wedding. We'll be out at the dawn service at the local RSL on the 25th, so I'm hoping to get a nice image or two, even if it is just with a pinhole plate on an existing camera (is that even allowed around here?! :wink: )
     
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    If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Rayko Photography Center always has a big open house for World Pinhole Photography Day. They offer supplies and instruction for making pinhole photographs and pinhole cameras. There is also a juried gallery show of pinhole photographs.

    More info:
    http://raykophoto.com/?page_id=38
     
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    I'll have to tape together a matchbox and some 35mm cannisters. It's been a while.
     
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    I'm planing a small(teeny-tiny) exhibition in our local photo club. I'm now finding how hard it is to copy the paper negatives on old Orwo sheet ortho film, then contact print that to get a negative again - keeping out the dust is absolutely impossible. :smile:
     
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    Another one from yesterday. St. John the Baptist Cathedral, Charleston, South Carolina.

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    It's tomorrow
     
  14. Sirius Glass

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    All day?
     
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    Yes!
     
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    April 2007 a big exchange for World Pinhole Day at APUG by Art. Unfortunately a significant number of people who signed up did not follow through by sending out prints to the people they were teamed with. That got Whole Pinhole Day a bad name at APUG.

    I have not taken a pinhole photograph since, but tomorrow I will go out and shoot a few pinhole photographs.

    Steve
     
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    Sorry to hear that Steve. Hopefully things will be better this year.

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    By definition they will. There is no print exchange to fail. :smile:

    It was a great idea, that could have worked, but did not.

    Steve
     
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    The Day is here and now. Just get out and shoot a few pinholes and beam them up on the World Pinhole Photography Day portal for the world to see. That will be quite a sufficient "print exchange" and the images will still be on display long after the day. :smile:

    Now if you'll excuse me, I have to get the Zero Image primed with some Provia and off into the wild blue.
     
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    Don't forget there are a lot of pinhole activities at the Rayko Photography Center in San Francisco. Make a camera, take a pic, or have me take your picture at the Pinhole Polaroid Portrait Pavillion.

    http://raykophoto.com/?page_id=37
     
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    I made one today although I was a bit lazy and just stepped out my front door and put a 0.5mm pinhole lensboard in my Deardorff 8x10. Using a tape measure it was roughly a 180mm focal length. Film was HP5 exposed for (1 mississippi, 2 mississippi) about 2 seconds and developed in Thornton 2-bath developer. What I find most remarkable is how precise the composition is considering I simply pointed the camera roughly in what I thought the right direction should be. No previews, bubbles or spirit levels. Maybe I should try being "lucky" a bit more often!

    p.s. just checked the Worldwide Pinhole website and found one I did back in 2004 also on April 25.
    http://www.pinholeday.org/gallery/2004/index.php?id=26
    p.p.s 2010 version now loaded also:
    http://www.pinholeday.org/gallery/2010/index.php?id=109
     

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    Rainy, hazy, overcast ... always put off for tomorrow what you can do today. Maybe in a few weeks [going back to the West coast in between] or next years ... whatev'
     
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    Bad thunder storms here. Very dark and wet. If it does not clear up, I'll have to look at something inside. I don't really like still life images, at least not what I can come up with!

    Jon
     
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    Got two rolls through the pinhole tourist this morning before the rain came back. One is in the middle of semi-stand development right now.
     
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    Finished a roll with three pinhole photographs, hand held @ f/180 0.5 seconds when the Sun came out.