Category Archives: Film

Pinhole cameras

Creative Pinhole Camera Possibilities

I am a photographer that loves to experiment. Pinhole photography is a great way to learn about light. It is a crazy tool for making some pretty unique imagery that would be impossible to create with a lensed camera.

Couple - © John Neel

Garry Winogrand and the theory of transformation

Winogrand means that the image becomes something different as a result of its framing. I think he framed beautifully. I do not believe his work was haphazard. He knew where he was and anticipated the subject.

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The next pinhole day is April 26, 2015 – Will you be ready?

Between now and April 26th, I’ll be talking about pinhole cameras, pinholes, zone plates, and many other topics around pinhole photography.……Each year of the event I create a poster that you can download and post so that others can know about the event.

Hasselblad - © John Neel

A Hasselblad Returns

I was recently given the beautiful Hasselblad above by my dear friend,…… American Ground Zero: The Secret Nuclear War: Carole Gallagher, a startling look at the effects of atomic fallout from the nuclear testing in the American West on those people who lived downwind. Carole’s beautiful black and white photographs taken of the victims and families who were affected by radioactive contamination are a dramatic account of their involuntary participation in the atomic age.

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Completed Assembly
120 film rolls
Pinhole cameras

Pinhole – Crazy, Wild and Playful DIY Photography

One of the beauties of the pinhole is that the shape of the container used transforms the images produced.………Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day is April 27, 2014

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120 Matchbox Pinhole Project – Part 7 – Install Pinhole

This is the seventh of a number of posts that will be devoted to the construction and the use of my 120 Matchbox Pinhole Camera. In the last post, we created our pinhole. In this post, we will attach it to the inside front…