Quote Originally Posted by HTF III View Post
The point of doing pinhole escapes me. Why would.... nevermind. Just because some things CAN be done, why do them? Anything that can be done with a pin hole can be done better with a lens, I'm sure I can fabricate a radio control plane that flies for 20 minutes on rubber bands, but why would I want to? I'm sure I could re-fabricate a light bulb with a grid from a piece of back porch screen and a plate and make an amplifier out of it, but why would I want to? PS--don't you guys be deterred or offended at my apparent attitude on the subject. It'sall in point-of-view. I'm a guy who spends too much of his life re-inventing the wheel, just for financial viability and sustenance, and survival. A pinhole camera, playing golf, and going to the dentist all hold equal measure on my list of exciting things to do.
There's a few good reasons:

1) Expense. Cameras are simple and cheap to build or even purchase. Why the heck not?!
2) Creativity: the images are unique and provide a visual experience quite different from anything else
3) simplicity. Point, expose, develop and there you go! This, for me is the #1 reason. Photography is a weird skill because you can make it as simple or complex as you want. In my case, after years of getting into more complex processes and workflows, I wanted to go back to basics. It really makes you focus on subject and composition when you have nothing else to worry about.

Oh, and it's fun!