Pinhole Self Portrait



I’ve always had a secret crush on pinhole photography. I once saw a picture online, unfortunately I do not remember where I saw it, and unfortunately I have resigned to believe that it was a photography taken by a fairly obscure amateur photographer. Anyway, the photograph itself was unlike all the super-polished photographs I was used to seeing, it was out of focus, grainy as hell and full of motion blur. It was a photograph of a beach with white flowers in the grass at the fringe of the sand, late afternoon.

It was absolutely magical. The atmosphere all these ‘defects’ built up in this picture absolutely stunned me, and ever since that moment I have always had this wistful idea that one day I’d build a pinhole camera and start shooting some stuff by myself.

Recently this little wistful idea of mine really began to pick up steam and I started to think to myself that it wouldn’t at all be difficult to create a pinhole camera, after all, it’s simple a dark box and a tiny hole with a light-sensitive medium to pick up the light. I eventually came to realize (after a bit of research here and there) that I could make a simple adaptation for my DSLR in order to turn it into a pinhole camera, and that’s what I did!

Soon I’ll post details on what I used to make a pinhole adaptation for my camera!

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