Pinhole Photography - Further Information
On this page we have included other links and helpful/useful items that you may be interested in taking a look at.
We have a number of articles on the Pinhole Camera including:-
It would be quite easy to produce a very long list by extracting links from others and search engines, but we have not done this, choosing instead to point you in the direction of the most useful, some of which do have far longer links lists.
Remember that pinhole photography is always softer than photography with lenses and anything you read should be the starting point for your own experimentation. There are a number of tables and calculators that try to suggest pinhole size, this is not at all critical, other than generally smaller is better. I have found smaller holes to those recommended worked best, but its probably because I am using a small sensor not a sheet of film.
We have a selection of books on this topic here. If you can't find what you are looking for here then visit our online bookshop.
The following website links provide more background information.
Wikipedia covers them on two pages:-
home.online.no/~gjon/pinhole_rome.htm gives example images taken with a 35mm camera using a pinhole in a body cap.
Something worth reading. A very long article covering the history, optimum designs and more can be found at home.online.no/~gjon/pinhole.htm. It also has a very large number of links to other pages on the internet on pinhole photography.
Kodak has a project to make a pinhole camera at www.kodak.com
www.mrpinhole.com/ - A website that contains a number of calculators on line, and suggesting the optimum design for a pinhole camera. I experimented with using some of this, it tends to suggest pinholes larger than I was using, but these, when I experimented with them, produced less clear images. It may be that these calculators cannot be used separately and that you need to construct a medium format camera to use them, rather than using them in combination with a DSLR.
Pinhole photography ring at www.ringsurf.com/ring/pinholephotography/
World Pinhole Day
Each year there is a World Pinhole Day where Pinhole photographers are invited to take a picture with a pinhole camera during the 24 hours on that day. It is on the last Sunday of April each year. Currently they have past years photos online in galleries from 2001. They also have an extended links page with many pinhole related links at www.pinholeday.org/support/, this also contains links to a number of commercial sites selling parts or kits to create pinhole cameras.
Commercially Produced Pinholes
www.lenoxlaser.com USA based.
www.pinholesolutions.co.uk UK based. They have a number of options available including (prices include postage):-
www.nationalaperture.com USA - many sizes available.
See more contacts for experimental connections etc in Experimental photography.
Perspective Control Lenses(PC lenses)
Explanation of perspective and perspective control in Making Buildings Stand Up Straight.