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    Curse you APUG (Pinhole)

    Since joining APUG, Ive had the pleasure of toiling through the site looking at all the great photos and ideas. But nothing has grabbed me more than the pinhole forum, I just had to modify a old polaroid800 to take 5x4 and convert it into a pinhole. Only been a couple of weeks but it has really got me excited about photography again (as opposed to take nice pictures with my Nikon D200). Haven't got the ability to post image yet but when i do.....

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    I can't wait to see the pictures! Pinholing sure makes you look at packaged goods and other containers differently.
    And welcome, I'm a newbie too.
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    Watch out! The urge to do ULF pinholes might hit you!

    The funnest pinhole camera I have seen was made from the body of an SX-70 polaroid camera...Open up the "shutter, close it, then hit the button and whoooose, out came the photo and we all gathered aound it to watch it develop!

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    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    Watch out! The urge to do ULF pinholes might hit you!

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    Not as much as my wife would.....
    Ill stick with the 5x4 for the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    Watch out! The urge to do ULF pinholes might hit you!

    The funnest pinhole camera I have seen was made from the body of an SX-70 polaroid camera...Open up the "shutter, close it, then hit the button and whoooose, out came the photo and we all gathered aound it to watch it develop!

    Vaughn
    Thanks for reminding me...I have a 12x20-inch pinhole camera under construction. I cannot wait! Also, several Polaroids found in an abandoned house in the desert...
    2F/2F

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    I just found my hacked wide angle auto exposure pinhole polaroid. And, I have some of the new polaroid-oid film that fuji makes. Maybe tomorrow, or the next day if this thread is still going. I am feeling the need to do some self portraits. I need a new passport photo.

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    I've been taking pictures for twenty years, but I think my most rewarding photo in the past nineteen years was the pinhole image I made during Pinhole Photography Day at the Rayko Photography Center in San Francisco. They had a pinhole camera made out of an old leather suitcase. I put a sheet of 16x20 printing paper in it and took it and my wife out under the freeway where we sat for thirty seconds. The resulting image was totally wild! I made a contact positive and it was wilder still! I really learned the virtue and excitement of working with such simple materials.

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    I got to admit, i don't get the way you use paper and then make a contact print from it. Something else to learn

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMBooth View Post
    I got to admit, i don't get the way you use paper and then make a contact print from it. Something else to learn
    Just like you would in making contact prints with film. You need a piece of heavy glass, or a contact print frame (or, if you really want to go the tech route, a vacuum table!). It sometimes helps to wet the paper negative and the new paper, and squeegee them together to eliminate air pockets and get better contact. You will need more exposure to compensate for the density of the paper base. Try it. It's easy.

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    I think a pinhole passport photo is a GREAT idea. Or maybe wet plate? Something like as if Matthew Brady took your passport photo...

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