getting started with pinhole photography

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  1. bonk

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    Are there any good ressources for getting started with pinhole photography? Preferably books ? Especially I would like to know what (comercial) pinhole cameras are out there, how to choose the right one, how to build my own one and how to correctly expose and develop the film.
    Also I have found a 6x9 homemade pinhole camerea, it is a modified Agfa Clack with a 0.4 mm pinhole and built in yellow and orange filter. I kind of like the idea of a 6x9 pinhole camerea because of the costs also it has a viewfinder wich I think could come in handy as well. What dou you think ?
     
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  2. Steve Smith

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    The two above recommendations of joining f/295 and Renner's book are both excellent starts. The best next step is simply taking your camera out to work it so you learn how it sees. The secret is to get to know how a camera sees with having to put your eye to the viewfinder.

    I'd also suggest getting an inexpensive 4x5 pinhole camera so you can shoot Polaroid to get instant feedback on how the camera sees.

    Also recommend getting the Black Cat Pinhole Exposure Guide. It's only $22 from Pinhole Resource, and will make calculating exposures far easier.