Category Archives: Cameras

Matchbox Pinhole Camera -  © John Neel

Matchbox Pinhole – Easy to make and FUN to use!

In preparation for the upcoming Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day event at the end of April 2014, I have decided to do a how-to post on making a very easy and fun to use pinhole camera.

© John Neel - TTV Image

It takes two to TTV – Two cameras that is

At first you might think that the technique seems a bit strange. It can seem especially odd when considering all of those camera plug-ins and apps that can create so many different kinds of artsy photographic looks. But sometimes, at least for many of us, it is simply a lot more fun…

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…

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.

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.

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.

Rubber-band focus and zoom restraints - © John Neel

Putting the Brakes on Focus and Zoom

Insuring that the lens is secure from slipping will also insure a perfect alignment when processing the files in software. Any deviation from the focus or the zoom will effect the outcome of the final image/images. Read more…

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Voigtlander Baby Bessa w/ Skopar

Collecting Old Folding Cameras – A few from my collection

  There was a time not too long ago when folding cameras were King.     Many folders built around the 1930’s to the 1950’s were small, with beautiful lenses…

Orb - © John Neel

Creativity Knows No Lens – or Camera

Creativity comes from within. It really doesn’t matter about the lens or the camera. The only thing that really counts is vision.