|Oatmeal Box Pinhole Photography This site goes through every step required to build and use an oatmeal box pinhole camera and then the procedures for processing and printing the photographs. It is illustrated with photos of children completing the steps and has a gallery of pinhole photographs.
|The Penultimate Pinhole Photography Site This is the ultimate resource for pinhole photography. It also includes a gallery of pinhole photographs.
| This photograph shows the pinhole camera, the 'paper' negative that was exposed in the camera, and the positive print that was contact printed from the negative. Resin coated paper can be used for contact printing but normal fiber paper cannot. The pinhole 'lens' is the small square of aluminum foil taped near the center of the box. I made the pinhole by carefully piercing the foil with a sewing needle. I wanted the diameter of the hole to be about 0.1 mm.
|Both of the images were cropped and enlarged to give a better comparison. I listed the lighting conditions for the pinhole photo as 'cloudy bright.' The 35mm photo was made on a late afternoon in fall with the sun low in the southwest. The harsh shadows make comparison difficult and the pinhole camera is almost lost in the shade of the trees. The 'wide-angle' perspective of the pinhole photo is the result of the closer placement of the pinhole camera and not because of the relative difference in the focal lengths of the two lenses. (I suppose the pinhole shouldn't be referred to as a lens.) Focal length and film size affect the included angle of the view but not the perspective of the view.
THIS PAGE - Pinhole Photography - An old pinhole photograph is compared to a modern 35mm photo of the re-created scene with an explanation of the process for making a large-format pinhole photograph using photo enlarging paper.
ANOTHER PAGE - Photographic Perspective - Our experience with photography gives us the impression that the focal length of the lens will create a particular perspective in the resulting photograph. However, the photos shown here illustrate that it is camera-to-subject distance, not lens focal length that makes the difference.
Stereo Photography - A stereo photo pair is displayed with instruction for viewing in 3-D by the "cross-eyed" technique. There is also a brief account of my experience with stereo photo systems and links to several excellent and comprehensive sites on stereo photography.
Film Resolution - A portrait of a young woman and enlargements of her eyes demonstrate the degree of resolution I was able to obtain with B&W 35mm film.
Bridal Portrait - A portrait of a young bride and enlargements of her eyes demonstrate the degree of resolution achieved with 35mm colorprint film.
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