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Raquel S.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/22/2003
 

Today is Worldwide Pinhole Day!


Today is Worldwide Pinhole Day! I've never done this type of photography before, but since I read about this on the Internet, I decided to give it a fling.

Between Sat. and Sun. I made probably the world's ugliest pinhole body cap and fitted it onto my Nikon FM2. As tiny as the pinhole was my Nikon was still meter without a problem. I loaded it with some Fuji Superia 400 speed film, grabbed my tripod, and shot off two rolls of film. Since I've never tried pinhole photos before, suddenly everything became a photo subject. My boy, the sandbox full of toys, a lonesome toy car on the wood deck, the bare street, my dog sniffing grass, the jasmine in bloom...everything. I never had so much fun just shooting off film. It's reignited my passion for photography all over again, especially with my Nikon FM2. (I also have an N80 and a Pronea, but both have dead batteries and are useless right now. Neither could I have made any pinhole modifications on my Nikon 8700 without killing it.)

Now I need to develop the film and see what I got. Even if I don't get anything worthwhile, the amount of fun and excitement this little project generated was worth it all. (Yes, I would be a bit disappointed, but it will only draw me back to work on it more.) We'll soon see what happens.

I'll be back to post any worthwhile pics, if any came out decent enough.

The last Sunday of April is designated Worldwide Pinhole Day. If anybody is ready and still has time today to do it, check out http://www.pinholeday.org/ for more info. Have fun!


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4/30/2006 2:11:09 PM

 
Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
  ...Make's me want to retro-fit my FM2's and give it a try.

I didn't know there was a designated Worldwide Pinhole Day.
If they ever decide to have a Worldwide Pin-HEAD Day, I know a few folks that might like to join.
(Heck,...I may even offer my services as Chairman.) :)


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4/30/2006 2:49:56 PM

 
Raquel S.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/22/2003
  Bob, shhhh, but I found out about this at APUG.org.

I really did have a blast today. I just had to stop by and share with you all. Betterphoto is still my favorite photo community to hang out in.

As for Pin HEAD day, well, I think everyday is pinhead day.


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4/30/2006 3:04:03 PM

 

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  Bob, are you tryin to steal my job?


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4/30/2006 8:48:23 PM

 
Raquel S.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/22/2003
 
 
  Toy Car - Pinhole Photo
Toy Car - Pinhole Photo
Taken for Worldwide Pinhold Day, April 30th 2006. Nikon FM2 with a pinhole modified bodycap. Fuji Superia 400. Camera metering. Tripod.
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Well, here's some of my results. Nothing stunning, but made for an interesting learning experience.


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5/9/2006 11:40:11 AM

 
Raquel S.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/22/2003
 
 
  Road -  Pinhole Photo
Road - Pinhole Photo
Taken for Worldwide Pinhold Day, April 30th 2006. I used pinhole modified bodycap on an FM2. Fuji Superia 400. Camera metering. Tripod.
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Here's another. Again, nothing spectacular, but a fun experience overall.


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5/9/2006 5:21:01 PM

 
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