Pin Hole Literature?

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  1. Ouch My Eye

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    I am looking for some literature...with a little more indepth info on the wonder world of pinhole.
    I have read all the little bits that come with standard photo class type books.
    Looking for more specifics...Any great book/bible that I should start with?
    Thanks.
    mike
     
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    Adding to John N's excellent advice, you might ask Eric Renner if he has back issues of the Pinhole Journal to sell you - great stuff.
     
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    I second the Renner book on pinhole photography, available from the pinhole resource, which also includes photography with slits, multiple slits, zone plates, and I believe the new edition also covers sieves. Sieves and zone plates are a series of alternating clear/opaque concentric rings (or holes with the same concentric arrangement) that use the phase of the light wave to produce a focused lens effect. A very fine and complete book.

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    f295.com

    an entire site/forum for pinhole - friendly bunch of eccentrics - except me of course - 100% normal, until I get that dam pinhole in my hand and then..... :smile:
     
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    Good Literature.


    A very well done book on pinhole photography with a humorous learning curve for helping understand and remember is called ' The Hole Thing' A manual of pinhole fotografy by Jim Shull. It can be found sometimes on ebay, not in print. Email me jphotojones@buckeye-express.com if you can not find it I would consider a loan.
     
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    Jim Shull's book (either the 1st or the expanded 2nd editions) is a cute little book that should be great for teaching pinhole photography to young students.

    It's been a while since I've browsed Diane Dobson-Barton's site, Barton Studio, but she has published basic pinhole instructions.

    For a deeper understanding of the physics behind pinhole photography, I endorse Matt Young's several articles on the subject.
     
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    Try:
    Adventures With Pinhole and Home-Made Cameras: From Tin Cans to Precision Engineering (Paperback)
    by John Evans
    I wrote a review about it at amazon.com. It's not only about pinholes, but deals extensively - though not exhaustive - with them. I found the book inspiring.