Pinhole Photography with Lance King

Join your fellow shutterbugs for a different kind of meetup event featuring tiny holes & long exposures!

Look in the MORE > FILES area above for an excellent write up by Lance...and check a link for more info:

By the way pinhole day is April 27th ... google it for some examples of pinhole photos

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  • Ann B.

    It was fun to try something new - made my own cardboard pinhole film camera! Really really hope some shots come out....

    2 · June 2

  • Lance K.

    Just uploaded my better shots from yesterday's pinhole meetup. Since developing the rolls, I've learned I would get better results with a more dilute solution (3:1) of D76 developer. Fomapan is a wonderful and cheap film, but it can be overly "glowy" in bright light without careful handling.

    1 · June 1

  • Lance K.

    It was the best meetup ever! (Am I allowed to say that? ;-)

    1 · May 31

    • Ann B.

      Yes you are sir! Thanks for the ride back to the car - you're a lifesaver.

      1 · June 1

    • Lance K.

      I'm looking forward to seeing what you took with your little pinhole camera.

      June 2

  • Mark H.

    Had a good time even though I didn't have the pinhole camera. Learned a lot and had great company.

    1 · June 2

  • Lance K.

    I developed my 2 rolls of Fomapan 100 (black and white) from the pinhole meetup this morning. Hope to get some scanned and posted tonight.

    2 · June 1

  • Ann B.

    Camera assembled & ready to load film...NOW it occurs to me...with no viewfinder- how do I know whats in frame and/or focused? And the only film I could find is Asa 400 but suggested exposure is 2-3 seconds at asa 100?

    May 31

    • Ann B.

      The hardest trick is to remember to rewind...if it works out i'll have a double & triple exposure or two

      June 1

    • Ann B.

      Even better no light sensor to burn out from sun flare.

      1 · June 1

  • Ann B.

    I keep seeing more references to pinhole photography online and getting more excited to do this...

    I'm wondering if pinhole would work for long exposures of night sky too....

    May 24

    • Lance K.

      You probably could do pinhole shots of the night sky, although the long exposure time required would almost certainly create star trails.

      1 · May 30

    • Ann B.

      That's what I'd be wanting.

      1 · May 30

  • Lance K.

    Tomorrow is the big pinhole meetup! Let's plan on meeting at the Visitor Center so we can find each other easily. Hopefully everyone has found (or made) a pinhole camera of some type by now. Remember that you'll need to bring a tripod or some other stabilizing device for those long exposures... Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. :)

    May 30

  • Lance K.

    I'm really looking forward to getting together with everyone next Saturday. I'm sure we're all going to have fun shooting pinhole cameras together. If anyone has any questions or needs help finding gear/ film for the event, be sure to send me a quick note and I'll be happy to assist in any way I can!

    1 · May 25

  • Gary J.

    Turns out I have to work, so won't make it this time.

    May 7

  • Gary J.

    I'll be there if I'm not working.

    2 · May 4, 2014

    • Lance K.

      I hope you can get the time off and join us.

      May 4, 2014

  • Ann B.

    1 · April 19, 2014

    • Lance K.

      That looks like a fun and inexpensive project. For those hesitant to go the DIY route, there are Holga pinhole cameras ranging from about $30-50 available on Amazon and elsewhere online.

      April 19, 2014

  • Lance K.

    Even cheaper than $10 - how about a pinhole camera made from empty beer cans? :)

    2 · April 19, 2014

  • Lance K.

    There's a great interview on the latest episode of the Film Photography Podcast that may interest some of you. It's with a lady in Massachusetts who has done a variety of fascinating pinhole photography projects. Definitely worth checking out (as are all the FPP podcasts). You can subscribe to the show or listen right from your web browser:

    April 18, 2014

  • Pam R

    Sounds fun! I am always ready to learn something new!

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Don M.

    This should be great fun and a valuable reminder of the basic process we are working with computer-like controls of modern cameras

    1 · April 11, 2014

  • Lance K.

    For anyone who is interested but not sure where to start, I'll be happy to pass along any useful tips that I can. I'm still fairly new to pinhole photography, myself, but have found it's a lot of fun. Hope some of you can join us!

    April 11, 2014

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