Quote Originally Posted by wildbillbugman View Post
Ground Glass,
Here is a basic question that betrays my lack of experience with pinhole photography.
If I use an 8x10 view camera, with a pinhole attached to the lens board, will I be able to see an image on ground glass" This assumes enough lighting.
Bill
I've had good luck using a second lens board with a viewing hole aperture. The viewing hole is much larger than the pinhole, maybe several millimeters across, depending on the camera's focal length. The idea is to get a bright enough image to compose by, while details in the image will be very soft you should still have enough detail to set your composition. Once set, just swap out the viewing hole lens board for the taking pinhole board.

You can make your own lens boards from model aircraft plywood, rather than spending big bucks on factory made boards. Cut them to size, bevel the edges as needed and spray paint flat black.

~Joe