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Pinhole Camera Day


Justin QuinnellJustin Quinnell
Sunday 24th April is 'World Pinhole Day'. Thousands of camera enthusiasts will be taking 'pin hole' pictures. To celebrate this we decided to take some pinhole photographs of Today.

Justin Quinnell explains the principles of pin hole photography
Justin and the presenters muse over the photographs.
Ed and Jim

Ed and Jim face the beer can...

A DIY guide to making pinhole cameras

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Pin hole camera

Pinhole camera on the Today studio wall.
Ed and Jim outside TVC

Ed moves but Jim remains still.
View some more pinhole camera photos of Ed and Jim.
Pinhole imagery allows anyone to indulge in the art of photography. A movement has recently been formed to counter the demons of the increasingly technological world we live in.

'World Pinhole' day falls on the last Sunday in April. The organisers are keen to encourage enthusiasts to make their own off the peg camera. One of the organisers, Justin Quinnell, suggests people build their 'camera', take a 'pinhole' picture and load their image onto the pinholeday website. Quinnell hopes this site will become home to thousands of pinhole photographs taken from around the globe.

"In a thousand years time, whatever happens with future technologies, people will still be discovering wonder in the image forming properties of a small hole" Justin Quinnell, Pinhole photographer.

To find out more about making pinhole photography and making pinhole cameras click here

Why Pinhole Photography?

* Pinhole photography allows you to make a photograph that requires only a light-tight container (box, can etc) with a tiny hole in one side (as a camera) and any photo-sensitive surface in it. You can adapt an existing camera, or make the camera yourself. The experience of image-making becomes a little more special when created with your own home-made camera.

* With your own camera, infinite depth-of-field, skewed perspectives, and slower exposures, you may ultimately become more creative and more selective about what you choose to photograph. Magical things happen in pinhole photography.

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