Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day
19th April 2012
Pinhole Photography is photography stripped back to its most basic, yet often at its most fun and inspiring too. In an age where photographs are taken, shared and often forgotten in an instance, pinhole is a perfect foil.
Forget the snapshot: it may take seconds or minutes before the image is fully exposed. Pinhole is the photography of patience.
Pinhole photos are taken without a lens but simply through a small hole, about the size of the "full-stop" at the end of this sentence. Photos can be made using regular cameras, including digital, fitted with a pinhole aperture. However, to do pinhole photography, all you really need is a light-tight box - almost anything can be turned into a camera (from an old coffee can to a shoe box) - and some light-sensitive material (both black and white and color film and photo paper will work).
Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day takes place next week, on Sunday 29th April.
Now in it's 12th year, Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day promotes the art, fun and experience of lens-less photography. Last year 3387 pinhole photographers from 67 countries took part, with many pinhole photography events - from workshops to exhibitions - organized all over the world.
This video is a part of a pinhole movie project based on the principle of the Camera Obscura. An apartment is completely darkened, and a hole is made in a window, letting lights from outside come in.