as it was world pinhole day on Sunday, I decided to give pinhole photography a go. I 'liberated' a metal presentation tube for a bottle of Southern Comfort, drilled a hole in it and made myself a pinhole out of the side of a drinks tin. I didn't bother blacking out the inside, preferring to see what wierd effects I'd get.
I made several exposures using Forte Polygrade RC paper as 'film'. The 'negatives' were subsequently scanned, reversed and inverted using a well known imaging application before being downloaded.
I then took a hand drill to a body cap for a canon EOS (OK it uses 1's and 0's, but it's the spirit of the thing that counts... )
I made several exposures with this, one of which is also included in these pages here
For a first time effort, I'm pretty pleased with the results. I certainly think I'll be giving this genre another go. I was pleasantly surprised at how sharp the centre of the shots taken with the Southern Comfort camera were, given that I have absolutely no idea what the pinhole size is or hence what the aperture is.
I think it will be worth while getting some matt black spray paint and seeing how blacking out the interior of the camera improves the image contrast.
I'd be interested to know what you think of my efforts.
All the best