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Dirkon Pinhole Camera

Dirkon – A Paper Pinhole Camera

Pinhole is magical in that it requires no sensor, no mechanical parts and no lens. While it is possible to use a pinhole in place of a lens … a tiny hole in a simple box with a piece of light sensitive material inside is far more impressive.

Pinhole – © John Neel – 2017

The Next Pinhole Day is April 29, 2018

Between now and April 29th, I’ll be getting ready to make and use a pinhole camera. I’ll also be posting a few posts about pinhole and pinhole related photography.

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Bush - © John Neel   Zone-Sieve
Water Tower – © John Neel

My latest book from Ilex Press: Focus In Photography

It isn’t easy to marry those two discussions but Neel manages to do it very smoothly. He provides a general understanding of the concepts before he shows you how to use the gear to apply them in practice. You actually have the feeling of having learned something.best photography book, great photography book, 2016, 2017,book,my book,focus book,

© John Neel

Shifting the Pinhole Hole

Most of the people who shoot pinhole images use a simple box where the focal length produces a “normal” lens effect. However, by simply using…Pinhole Photography

Bottle – © John Neel

The Metaphor of a Glass Bottle

What on Earth is so significant about a simple jar? What does a jar have to do with anything? Photography is a way to discover and a way to think.

Convergence  – © John Neel

Toy and Simple Camera Use

The use of a toy camera to make an image, is not to produce shallowness, but rather … The simplicity of a tool should not impair the vision. Photography and the simple camera.

© John Neel
Stereo Pinhole Camera