Paul Barden: Rural Pinholes

Note: all images in this article are ©Paul Barden I first came across Paul’s images while perusing the Flickr Pinhole Photography Group pool. As I scrolled through the page I came across this arresting self portrait, “Walking the Dead”, (right) of a bearded man that had this quality to it that just stopped me in my…

Building Pinhole Cameras: The Meta-How-To

One of the coolest things about pinhole photography – and honestly a key component that got me hooked – is the fact that you can build pinhole cameras yourself and out of anything that you can make light-tight! Your imagination and craftsmanship are the only limits in this game! There are already tons of links…

Get Inspired – The Spells of the North Wind

Sometimes the best inspiration is a different perspective. The Spells of the North Wind In this fine example of pinhole photography, Inga Dinga shows us what joys come from finding different angles with your pinhole camera. Because of the near infinite depth of field of pinhole photography, the format frees you to put your camera in…

Jan Geisen: Stormy Pinholes

These dark and moody photographs were made at the docks at the new building area “Überseestadt” in the north of the City of Bremen, Germany and the harbor of Brake, Germany. Jan would head there after throwing his clothes in at the laundromat. Having time to kill, he would arrange his pinhole cameras there even in the most miserable of conditions.…

Circles of Confusion

At ƒ/D our mission is not only to inspire, but to inform in a way that we hope leads to further discovery. Today I want to dive into some of the details of how a pinhole camera “works” so that we can all better wield this tool we’ve chosen. This is a somewhat technical subject,…

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

Well, the sun is almost set here at ƒ/D headquarters (for the curious: near Cleveland, OH). It was a beautifully sunny day and one filled with possibilities. Of course, there was also some tribulations: my beloved pinhole-converted Polaroid 335 Land Camera camera sucked in 3 frames at once through the rollers. She’s always been a…

Get Inspired – River Rocks

David Cerbone provides this moody river scene for today’s inspiration. River Rocks David made this capture of the Cheat River in Albright, West Virginia. It’s a beautiful part of the country and David has created a lot of excellent work studying that rugged landscape. This photo was chosen because of how well it represents the…

Get Inspired – House

Today’s photo takes us into the world of wetplate collodion! House Joanna Epstein made this wonderful image in La Rioja, Spain. She used her Leonardo 4×5 camera to produce the image on wetplate collodion with black glass. The combination of techniques produces a truly one of a kind image! We chose this image because of the…

Get Inspired – Movements 7 – arriving at the airport

Movement comes to the forefront in today’s featured pinhole photo. Movements 7 – arriving at the airport Martin is a passionate amateur photographer and never leaves his home in Malmö, Sweden without his trusty P-sharan paper pinhole camera, usually loaded with slide film. He got hooked on pinholing a few years ago when a friend lent him…