I get a bit excited this time every year as I begin to plan for the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day event coming up at the end of April.
The next pinhole day is April 27, 2014
Why get excited about a pinhole?
Most of us that practice pinhole imaging see it as playful and magical. It pushes your creativity and it is great fun!
I find it incredible that an image can be formed from a simple aperture and a box. With pinhole, there is no lens required. That to me is amazing.
WPPD is a great event for anyone interested in photography. It gets us all back into the basics of light and image capture. It also allows us to realize the interest in a simple technique that captures thousands across the globe.
You can follow my posts as I begin to discuss some of the crazy possibilities that pinhole cameras offer. Each year the event gets more and more interesting as people from all over the planet submit work to the WPPD website gallery.
I’ll be talking about pinholes, zone plates, creating a matchbox camera, making pinholes, alternative camera designs, digital pinhole, HDR pinhole, innovation, pinhole optics, simplicity and many other topics around pinhole photography.
As I have done for the past decade, I’ve even created a poster that you can download and post so that others can know about the event. You should be able to download a pdf version from the WPPD website as we get closer to the event.
Please have a look at some of my other posts here.
Read more about pinhole photography and other great photographic techniques in my book Rethinking Digital Photography.
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