Monthly Archives: November 2013

Petals - © John Neel

Pushing the Pinhole Image

Personally, I find that simply toning the image makes it seem more interesting. However, I usually don’t stop there. I like to enhance the images using the incredible tools available to me through…Read more…

An Illustration of a magnified Pinhole Aperture - John Neel

Pinhole Photography – How to measure the diameter of a DIY pinhole aperture

Knowing the working aperture allows you to calculate the best shutter speed for exposing under different lighting conditions.……In this post, I will show you a great way to measure the actual pinhole.

Buttermilk Falls - © John Neel  - Pinhole

Pinhole Calculator – How To Use

Pinhole calculators come in a variety of forms. Manufacturers of pinhole cameras sell various analog versions. If you make your own, as I do, you’ll need to find a way to calculate the exposure.

Mandala - © John Neel

A PHOTOGRAPHIC MANDALA IS A BEAUTIFUL THING

  Mandala – A geometric figure representing the universe in Hinduism and Buddhist symbolism.   As a kid, I used to love to see the world as reflected through a toy kaleidoscope. In…

Rethinking Digital Photography - John Neel

Great Photography Gift Idea for the Holiday

If you are looking for a great gift for anyone on your holiday list with an interest in photography, this book just might be the thing.
………Great for both traditional camera users as well as digital photographers.

Window - © John Neel

The Depth of A Photograph

Photographic depth is meant to be a trigger for contemplation. It is one of the ways in which we connect with another mind. It is a way to see the world through the eyes of another person.

Box-Tengor - John Neel

A Box and a Lens – A look at an amazing little box camera

Most of these cameras were made from wood and covered with a pebbled grain cloth or paper. There were some that were made from paperboard and used a pinhole rather than a lens. More expensive versions were made from stamped metal and covered in leather. They had simple shutters and apertures.

Target - © John Neel

Getting that Photo Feeling

  Photography isn’t always about what makes you feel good. It can be more about what it makes you feel.   While good can be one of the effects, there…

Teepee - © John Neel  Pinhole

Only months away – April 27, 2014 is WPPD

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day is a single day in April where everyone on the planet is invited to make pinhole photographs. Planning for it and building cameras helps me get through the winter months.

Man Walking - © John Neel

Focusing is an art, especially in photography.

In my way of thinking, focus implies a sense of subject. Focus is the “what” of an image. It is what you want the viewer to …