Inspiration Week of 8/22

This week for our inspirational post we’re happy to bring you something on the more experimental side. Playing with these techniques will usually give mediocre results at first, but with a bit of effort, the work will pay off. Once learned, I’d love to see how you apply these techniques to your own creative vision. Don’t…

Spring Wrap-up

After taking a months long hiatus, ƒ/D was roaring back this Spring with fresh pinhole imagery and artists. Here’s a quick recap of what we published: Inspiration posts – every week we seek to bring some fresh inspiration to help you see the world in a pinholy way. View all of them here.    …

Studies in Motion – Jean-Christophe Denis

One of my favorite features of the pinhole camera is its blurring of time. In other photographic pursuits it is not unusual to see motion blur used creatively. However in pinhole, it’s nearly a constant aspect of the resulting image, which results in us having to always consider the passage of time as an unspoken…

June Recap

June 2015 saw some great pinhole action at ƒ/D! In case you missed it, here’s what happened:   June 3: We covered Marko Umicevic’s paper negative process for enhanced tonality. June 5: We brought you Tina Rowe’s wonderful representation of movement. June 10: We published Todd Schlemmer’s overview on 3D printing pinhole cameras. June 12: We travelled to Alaska with Eddie Erdmann and his serene…

Technique: Controlling Depth of Field in Pinhole Photos

In this article, I’m not going to show you anything new. Rather, my goal is to help us think of an existing technique in a new way. I imagine the knee jerk response to the title of this article is a chorus of befuddled pinholers worldwide shouting in unison, “CONTROLLING DEPTH OF FIELD IN PINHOLE PHOTOS?!?!”…

Get Inspired – Week of June 15

Today’s post represents the first in our new format change. In case you missed the announcement and the reasons why, you can catch up here. Every week, we at ƒ/D are going to strive to bring you the best we’ve found in the world of pinhole photography. We scour the archives of Flickr, 500px, Behance,…

Get Inspired – Pinhole Seesaw

Editor’s note: The daily pinhole photos are curated and shared to inspire and elevate the pinhole photography artform. Do you have a photo you’d like considered? Tell us about it. Today’s featured pinhole photo will bring out the kid in you. Pinhole Seesaw To make this fun pinhole photo, Darren Constantino mounted his camera to…

Tina Rowe – Movement

Pinhole cameras carry great variances with movement.  Whether it is the camera moving or the world around the camera, only certain aspects will be picked up.  It all depends on two things: the length of exposure time and the amount of movement that accrues before the photo is finished being exposed. Tina Rowe’s photographs are a…

Get Inspired – Joeri Takes a Spin

Today’s featured pinhole is a dizzying perspective! Joeri Takes a Spin Ralph van der Geest made this image using a Diana Pinhole camera loaded with Lomography Earl Gray film. The camera and subject were both set on a record player at 33RPM and sent for a 30 second spin. The effect is an absolute standout, and…

Get Inspired – Twilight Cycle – Diptych 2

Today we turn the notion of motion capture a bit on it’s head. Twilight Cycle – Diptych 2 Often times in pinhole photography we see motion used to bring an inescapable sense of drama to an image. For this image, James chose to mount his pinhole camera to the very object in motion. The result,…