I recently got some laser cutting done for a job and it got me thinking… I designed this pinhole camera around 9 years ago using Illustrator and 3D software so I thought I’d repurpose the files for laser cutting. It’s the same basic design but I’m making it easier to load and of course, it’s now going to be built much more accurately. Meanwhile one of the two pictures that I made ‘creative commons’ on my Flickr got picked up and used by petapixel in a post which references Seth Godin’s blog post. They make a point I’ve long thought about digital cameras – they have made it harder to make pictures that look different from everyone else’s. Which is partly why I’ve tried to use (and build) odd cameras over the years. So I’m getting back to making and the pinhole seemed like the easiest first step. There are more plans!
Here’s another picture from my pinhole camera. I’ll make a gallery of the new stuff here soon.
For regular viewers, here is my current favourite pinhole pic from the recent batch. For non-regular viewers, sorry – you missed it – the pinhole page is here.
Yesterday was World Pinhole Day which started disastrously when my camera broke at the end of the first roll of film. Fortunately I managed to find a shop that sold Superglue on a Sunday and the repair held so I shot another 4 or 5 rolls. I then ran into Tom who said he first recognised me by the camera I was holding. He was on his way to buy some 5×4 so I suggested he continue the madness by joining me on a wander with some members from the Topica Streetphoto list. I’m not currently subscribed to that and this picture wasn’t taken with the pinhole.
I took the Cyclops and my home-made pinhole camera out and struggled with both. The Cyclops wasn’t swinging its lens fully and I’m wondering if I might be able to replace the clockwork with a motor. A piece of the pinhole snapped off but that’s a lot easier to repair – Mk II could be in the pipeline. Pictures, if any worked, coming soon.
As usual, a digital picture fills the space.
I’ve been busy making a pinhole camera (120-roll, wide angle, curved back). I’ve put one roll through and it appears to work well enough to put some more through. The pictures should appear here later or failing that, a picture of the camera. I’m sure I must have taken lots of fantastic pictures since the 30th of December but until I find them this train interior will have to suffice.