Category Archives: Photo Fundamentals

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.

Floating Man -  © John Ne

“The Decisive Moment”… Is About Synchrony

“The Decisive Moment” is when all of the considerations come together. It is the time frame when everything within the image frame is in synchrony.

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.

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.

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.

Mushroom - © John neel

My Book – Photo Fun – A Great Gift

  Here are a few clips from my book –  Rethinking Digital Photography     HDR “In photography, capturing details in low light areas of the image scene (the shadows) as…

Roadway in Snow - © John Neel  - Slit Scan Video Still

Slit Time Video – Capturing time in a wedge of light

The slit scans here were created from a.……… While many cameras these days can produce a panorama simply by moving the camera through an arc, an actual slit scan produces a very different kind of image.

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Modern Living - © John Neel

Passion in Pictures

In order to make a great photograph you need a worthy subject, a competent knowledge of the medium, your camera, a positive motive for making an image, something to say, and surely…