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Pinhole Love

Published by Diana Tula · April 30th 2013

Hey! It was Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day this Sunday, April 28th. To celebrate and share our love for this tricky and fun medium we’ve gathered photos from 500px taken with pinhole cameras. Check out awesome photos that have been photographed with tins, chips containers, matchstick boxes and old cameras.

What’s Pinhole? Pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens that you can DIY in about 10 minutes. Pinhole camera can be made out of any container, which is light-proof and has a small hole in one side. Light passes through this small hole and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box. The image is then recorded on film or photo paper, that was placed inside the container prior to exposure.


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remove50 (inactive)  almost 2 years ago
if anyone is discouraged by getting into film to do pinhole,
and there are great advantages to pinhole with Medium Format's 120 film and larger,
there is a nice pinhole device for digital cameras —
although it works only on micro4/3rds systems.
unfortunately, there are not many examples on 500px:
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the specs on the design of this pinhole can be found at:
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it is an actual pinhole CAD design, and not some DYI to attach to a lens in your dSLR.

and if concerned, yes, it is a valid system for Pinhole Day.

SFA Photographer  almost 2 years ago

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