Pinhole Photography


‘Camera means ‘room’ (or ‘chamber’). The original cameras were blacked-out rooms into which light could penetrate only through a tiny aperture, which projected the resultant image on to a screen. These were called camera obscuras. A Pinhole Camera is just a smaller version with the ability to capture the image on light sensitive paper.

How light travels website

DEV 1 min
STOP 10 sec
FIX 3 min
WASH 5 min

Camera Obscura website

Pinhole website

Jon Grepstad. - Possible the best history of pinhole on the web.
The Pinhole Point of View - A fine contemporary history by Doug Stewart
Nick Dvoraceks website - Historical articles, resources for teachers, cameras to build and his own work too!

Pinhole Photographers - Jo Babcock - Thomas Bachler - Craig Barber - Pinky Bass - Wayne Belger (Putting us all to shame!) - Jay Bender - Dianne Bos - Celeste Brignacs - Valerie Burke - Martha Cassanave - Katy Cooks blog on lensless photography and other strange persuits. - Walter Crump - Bethany De Forest (Pure magic) - Kathryn Faulkner - Paolo Gioli - Guy Glorieux - Adrian Hanft - Cutting edge uk pinhole adventurer - Edward Levinson Diego Lopez, Fab early Solargrapher. An inspiration to all. - Robert Mann (if its good enough for Brad!) - Albelardo Morell - Marja Pirila (Obscura gorgeousness). - Tomas Salkus (Joy from wood and holes) Alnis Stakle Masimo Stefanutti - Tarja Trygg worldwide solargraph project - Willie Anne Wright - The worlds largest ever photograph!

Cameras  - Rent a Camera Obscura! - Beautiful ceramic cameras and photos, (and you should see his parsnip!) - Great pinhole cameras for sale  - more cool cameras for sale - Tim Norgate's comprehensive pinhole site - Worldwide promotion of alternative photography

Bethany De Forest