Pinhole Photography Day!

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  1. BWGirl

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    Found this @ PhotoTechniques magazine

    Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, April 24, 2005,
    a global event celebrating the fantasy, art, fun and
    experience of lensless photography. All photographers
    around the world are invited to take a picture with a pinhole camera during the 24 hours of Sunday, April 24
    and upload it to www.pinholeday.org. A photo by each
    artist ill become part of the international web gallery on the site.

    Go to the website for more information and the
    full program for the event.
     
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    I've seen this on the web last year (may not have been the same site) and thought it was pretty cool. Some really good work and all from the same day! Glad it's a continuing annual event.

    Now I don't have a pinhole camera yet but I have been callled a "pinhead" a few times, do I qualify?
     
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    Darn. I was going to say I thought I might qualify until I re-read the bit about pinhole instead of pinhead.

    Then, I noticed Rogueish had already stolen my punder. (sniff, sniff)
     
  5. mark

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    I am trying to talk my partner teacher into doing something with me since we have state testing next week. It could be fun. I have everything I need to turn our classrooms int darkrooms. She is a bit hesitant, though. If we pull it off there will be fifty five 6th grade pinholers running around with their own cameras, that they make.
     
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    Mark, I did this in 4th grade and it was a blast. We didn't use film, but made negative images on paper--we thought this was even cooler!
     
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    Mark- If you need any extra info (such as camera building & teacher's materials) let me know... I have links to a few sites that really help out. I spent a couple of days with a High School photo class & taught them how to make foam-core cameras. It was a blast!
     
  8. mark

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    It is a go. WooHoo. I have everything I need except the focal length. I want to use 5x7 paper for the negs and I want a fairly wide angle. WOuld seven inches be enough and still have the circle cover the paper or should I go closer to 9 inches for the focal length?

    John,
    The links would be great. Thanks.
     
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    Mark- here are some links, including the Pinhole Calculator, which should help with the design of your camera & class notes.

    Information Pages- Very complete sites
    Mr. Pinhole
    World Wide Pinhole Day- 4/24/2005
    Alternative processes site

    Camera Info Pages- Instructions & Plans
    4x5 foam core camera
    Exposure Calculator
    Mr. Pinhole's Calculators Page

    Supplies- Pinholes, Brass Shim, Etc.
    Cameras, books, workshops & more
    Pre-drilled pinholes & more
    High-quality/expensive pinholes
    6”x60” .003mm Brass shim stock part #9504K15

    Pre-Built Cameras & Kits

    Gorgeous wood cameras
    HAL cameras- wow!
    More beautiful cameras
    Same company that makes 4x5 & 8x10 kits
    Santa Barbara Lensless Camera Company
    Omniscope, Hexomniscope, Anamorph & Turrets

    Handmade Cameras- Great For Ideas
    The Great Pintoid Adventure!
    Wooden cameras
    The classic oatmeal box camera
    Teresa Saska's cameras
    The Flying Pinhole Camera

    Books
    Eric Renner "Pinhole Photography: Rediscovering a Historic Technique"
    Jim Shull "The beginner's guide to Pinhole Photography" ISBN 0-936262-70-2
    William Crawford "The Keepers of the light" ISBN: 87100-158-6

    Pinhole Photographers & Images
    Fun interface & cool tableaux!
    Guy Glorieux "Mémoire floue"
    Jeff Dilcher
    Pinhole camera made of color photo paper

    Camera Obscura
    The Giant Camera in SF!
    The Sky In Your Room

    My site, for more of these links on-line
     
  10. mark

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    Thanks John
     
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    Can it be understood, even by a pinhead such as I?
     
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    Mark,
    For 5X7 a FL of ~4" will give you about a 90° angle of view. Here's a link for a pinhole Forum .