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Site Update

Friends in Pinhole:

For the past year+, we’ve enjoyed meeting pinhole photographers around the world and bringing news, artists, and motivation to the pinhole world. Today we want to take a moment to provide a vision for the future of ƒ/D that puts us on a track for sustainability.

If you’ve followed ƒ/D for long, you may have noticed that we usually publish articles or artist features on Wednesdays, and motivational shares of pinhole photos on Fridays. This schedule, while very rewarding, has been taking it’s toll on our ability to come through on other publishing commitments. Like many creative endeavors, there comes a time when you realize you need to change your approach to get the results you envision.

In order to maintain a high level of quality on ƒ/D, in particular with regards to article content, we are going to change to an online quarterly magazine. This will provide us with more time to gather info, research, and interview. The online version of the magazine will remain free to enjoy.

Most importantly, a quarterly schedule will provide us with the time necessary to produce the upcoming book of pinhole photography at a level of quality that meets our expectations. Beyond the first book, which will be available for sale in the near future, we plan to publish more books of pinhole work. We are also exploring the possibility of a print version of ƒ/D quarterly, based on the ƒ/D web magazine.

You can expect several more regular postings on ƒ/D, including some artist show and book project announcements, before the site quiets down while we prepare the new format. We appreciate your support as we make this change, and look forward to even bigger and better pinhole adventures!

Warmest Regards,
Kier Selinsky, Founding Editor
Libby Selinsky, Associate Editor

August Recap

August has been an exciting month! Not only did we bring some of the content recapped below, but we closed on our first Call for Entry! It was a lot of fun working with so many great photographers – on a daily basis we got to see fresh work come in. We’re incredibly excited to launch our Kickstarter for the resulting book. It will show work from 100 photographers, produced with offset printing. In addition, we’ve got some very exciting ideas for unique pieces to collect from the Kickstarter, and truly cannot wait to show these great artists to the world!


Forest Stream - Alexander Popov - thumbAs usual, we brought a lot of great inspiration. You can view August photos, as well as all previous months, in the Features Gallery

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CONTACTS_london_lissabon_07 - Markus Kaesler - thumbWe kicked off August in a jet-setting way with Markus Kaesler’s amazing double exposures that explore the relationships between cities

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IMG_0981We reviewed some techniques on how to get even more accuracy from your phone’s lightmeter app

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NO_LENS_ATHENS_Antonis_Kioupliotis-Athens-Academy - thumbFinally, we featured Antonis Kioupliotis’s excellent hand held exploration of Athens, Greece

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July Recap

July was a busy month! We covered a lot of ground in pinhole – opening up some very interesting perspectives and adding to our catalog of technical articles. Check below to make sure you didn’t miss anything.

Have you responded to our Call for Entry? If not, have a look! Entry is free!

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Brussels Rd Point - Rue Antoine Labarre - Jeanus Loctet - thumbAs always, we found some great fresh pinhole work. You can see July’s full gallery and links to past months here.

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Ljusets Hastighet - Lena Källberg 2016 - thumbWe explored the impressionistic views of life slipping by in Lena Källberg’s Decisive Movement work.

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NEW DAY - Michael D Hawley - thumbWe interviewed Michael D Hawley, the talented professional photographer from the Pacific Northwest, and learned how he grew up in photography and how it shaped his pinhole work.

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On the Move - Howard Mosier - thumbHoward Moiser brought us a new perspective on movement in his Relative Movement series.

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Finally, guest author Delio Ansovini shared with us his journey in IR pinhole, and shared some great data to get you started exploring the medium yourself.

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June Recap

June 2016 was a great month here at ƒ/D. We spent the month mostly on educational topics, and I expect that July will be more focused on the artists. Here’s a look back on what was covered, in case you missed anything:


Pinhole No.1 - Christian Schaus - thumbWe added a healthy bunch to our collection of favorite inspiring pinhole photos. I’m happy to say that the quality of pinhole photos being produced today is, on the whole, elevating quite a bit. I’m inspired every day by your creativity!

IMG_0739We revisited the topic of smartphone apps for pinhole photography, noting some new features and a new player in the market.


Sagrada Familia - thumbWe interviewed the magnificent Jana Obscura and learned about her unique perspectives in pinhole and pinhole community.


IMG_0664-thumbWe covered the conversion of a Holga camera into a pinhole camera, demonstrating some of the techniques that are useful for other camera conversions as well.


f/D - Exploring the art of pinhole photographyFinally, we answered some of the most common questions that new pinholers have about the artform, to help the uninitiated get started.


Thanks for sticking with us! Look forward to great things coming in June and beyond!



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:

Bronze Statue - Shikiko Endo - thumbInspiration 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.



Untitled, ©Jean-Christophe Denis

JC Denis’ Studies in Motion went in depth in how to look leverage pinhole with motion.



Martin Martinsson brought us into his Movements collection and showed his fantastic eye for space.Coloured Underpass - ©Martin Martinsson



Test-of-Time-11-thumbIn her Test of Time series, Corine Hörmann showed us how to take the long exposure to the extreme end, and the wonderful world we find there.



letting go of the cameraWe learned from Brooks Jensen‘s book: Letting Go of the Camera, and how to see more freely.



sd_pinhole_still_from_a_dream - thumbSteven Dempsey took us to a cinematic place in pinhole and showed us how to create tension in the imagery of transition.



The Southern Customs - thumb - Olle PursiainenFinally, Olle Pursiainen brought us to his native Finland and inspired us with his images of the rural landscape near his home.



We hope that you’ve enjoyed all of these wonderful works this Spring as much as we’ve enjoyed bringing them to you! And we look forward to bringing you much more in the months to come!

June Recap

June 2015 saw some great pinhole action at ƒ/D! In case you missed it, here’s what happened:


Marko Umicevic - Leaning-towers - smallJune 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 panoramic captures.

June 17: We covered the benefits of using some very feature packed apps on your phone for pinhole photography.

Pascal Grandet - _^_ - smallJune 19: We got deep in symmetry with Dikal’s pinhole photography.

June 24: We stirred the pot and looked at motion in a new way as we discussed controlling depth of field in pinhole photography

June 26: We shared Csaba Kovács’s exploration of fog and converging lines.

Finally, we’ve been delighted to continue promoting some of the best pinhole photography available:

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All images on this page are copyright protected by the respective artists.

Publishing Update

Dearest Readers,
It’s been just over 2 months since ƒ/D was launched, and what a fun 2 months it’s been! In the time since we started, we’ve been able to cover some great topics, feature awesome artists, and conduct some great interviews. I’m very proud of the work that we’ve done to date. Most importantly, the overwhelming support from you, our readers, has been just tremendous. When I started this site, I expected a couple hundred visitors every month – you rank in the thousands!

Unfortunately, it’s come at a cost. My energy for pursuing my own pinhole photography has taken a hit. My cameras are sad, and my film is begging to be exposed. Mainly, it’s the dailies. The Featured Photos. The energy to go seek, curate, and summarize great pinhole photography, while tremendously rewarding and enlightening, takes a ton of time. I knew this schedule was going to be somewhat aggressive when I started, and the time’s come to dial it back, but just a tad.

In the past couple months, you’ve come to expect daily featured photos; technique articles every Wednesday; and an artist feature or interview on Fridays. Going forward, we’re going to replace the daily featured photos with a curation piece every Monday. Rather than a daily dose, we’ll give you a heap on Mondays, consisting of a number of featured photos that we’ve selected. So in summary, our new publishing schedule will be:

  • Mondays: Curated photo post of a handful of great pinhole photos
  • Wednesdays: technique articles
  • Fridays: artist feature or interview

I have a suspicion that this might help you, our readers, as well because it will give you more mental space to consider the featured photos and their significance.

As always, your feedback is greatly appreciated, whether in the comments, through Facebook, or Twitter. I hope that this will be seen as a positive step and, if it turns out it wasn’t, I’ll take every action I can to course correct.

Yours in Friendship,
Kier Selinsky
Founder/Editor, ƒ/D

May Recap

May 2015 saw some great pinhole action at ƒ/D! In case you missed it, here’s what happened:

Jan Geisen - 1 - smallMay 1: We highlighted Jan Geisen’s work that focused on stormy action both inside and outside of the camera.

May 6: We covered some baseline information to help you choose the type of pinhole camera that you might like to build.

May 8: We published our interview with Paul Barden, and learned about what drives his wonderful vision.

May 13: We covered some tips on how to be more mobile with your pinhole gear, because having your pinhole cameras with you is the first step to pinholing more!

Luca Baldassari - 2014.08.13_120c_ufsank_norway_sea.and.clouds - smallMay 15: Luca Baldassari showed us his sublime photos of the North Cape.

May 20: Guest author Delio Ansovini contributed a wonderful article about camera geometry, and how understanding it can help you get a grip on your composition.

May 22: We shared Nicolas Turlais’s exquisite vision of backcountry aloneness.

May 27: We shared a conversation with Eddie Erdmann about his mastery of the changing light of the low sun.

May 29: We published our conversation between associate editor Libby Selinsky and pinhole photographer Diane Peterson, where she provided great insight into her creative process and the path she took to her unique style of photography.

Finally, we’ve been delighted to continue promoting some of the best pinhole photography available:

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All images on this page are copyright protected by the respective artists.

April Recap

April 2015, the inaugural month for ƒ/D, was quite the month! In case you missed it, here’s what happened:

April 10: ƒ/D launched! And what a launch it’s been! The support and reaction from the pinhole photography community has been huge. We’re more encouraged than ever about what’s to come!

Delio Ansovini - cala lilly - smallApril 17: We highlighted Delio Ansovini’s wonderful pinhole still life photography.

April 20: We wrote up a quick overview of some of the most popular cameras available. Coming soon will be coverage of camera building and modifications

April 22: We covered multi-lapse exposures and how to leverage them for your creative purposes.

Scott Speck - The Mad Scientist - smallApril 24: We had a talk with Scott Speck about how he came to pinhole photography and what drives his creative vision.

April 26: We celebrated Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day with you!

April 29: We explained the concept of Circles of Confusion and how, once understood, the concept can be utilized to better realize your creative vision.

And finally, we’ve been proud to bring you some great pinhole inspiration for every day of the month:

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All images on this page are copyright protected by the respective artists.