The Digital Pinhole Photography I
Old Technologies in the 21st Century
This time we're jumping back to the origins of photography. We're talking about pinhole photography. Martin Timm shows us in this film that pinhole photography doesn't have to be a relic of the past. That even a seemingly modern digital SLR can be transformed into the very simple pinhole box camera with little effort or cost.
In this first of a two part series Martin takes us through his passion for this pinhole medium giving us the basics of what makes pinhole photography possible. He defines the simple physics of what happens with a pinhole box and then shows us how it can be applied using modern digital equipment.
The simple charm of pin-hole photography can be exploited to great effect with the application of a few of these principles. The mildly soft edges combine with the unique perspective angles to create dream like images and abstractions that can be applied in all photographic styles; Landscape ,Portraits, or Abstract.
We also get to see how Martin has applied these principles to a D-SLR in a Rolls-Royce version incorporating macro extension rings and a compendium bellows, using a punctured soda can for the aperture. In the second film we will see how to apply these principles and build an even lower cost variant to create our own pinhole images.