Almost exactly one year ago (on April 1st 2017), I launched the first pinhole-challenge, inspired by Flashcube’s pinhole series. I built my own pinhole lens (there are loads of tutorials on youtube) for my Nikon and later bought a (very cheap) pinhole lens from HOLGA.
Pinhole photography poses many challenges. The two biggest challenges are related to the tiny aperture of a pinhole lens: 1) Unless your subject is brightly lit, you won’t see much when looking through your viewfinder, so you have to pretty much guess where you’re pointing your camera at. 2) When photographing in poor light conditions, you need either a long exposure or a very high ISO setting – in both cases the result tends to be a bit blurry (at least with my equipment).
Today’s blip was shot inside a restaurant with my home-made pinhole lens (as was the picture on my leftovers journal). What caught my attention in both cases was the light.
Some of you who might be interested in participating in this challenge might not have a pinhole lens yet and will need time to build or buy one, so this challenge will run for two weeks.
Remember that, with a pinhole lens, your digital camera will only work in manual mode!
This week's challenge: PINHOLE
Go for: Artistic impression.
You can publish your contribution(s) on any day(s) until Saturday, April 14th. Don't forget to tag it with EP20.
The next challenge will be published on April 14th (suggestions for techniques/themes are always welcome). Hearts for this challenge will be awarded on Monday, April 16th.
IF YOU WANT TO EXPLORE A SPECIFIC TECHNIQUE OR THEME, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MAKE SUGGESTIONS!