Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

26Apr09

501 // April 26, 2009

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

My camera “lens” – the teeny-tiny hole

Today was Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. What’s pinhole photography? Well, read more about it here and here to understand a little more.

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

Negative pinhole photography print on paper

I participated by attending a class presented by the non-profit Denver Darkroom downtown. We met up with Working for Artists and the Colorado Photographic Art Center… listened to a lecture and ended up shooting in and around the Zang Mansion, using the darkroom in the basement. Heard it was the biggest turnout to-date.

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

Exposed (positive) paper from the negative

So, the day started off bright and sunny but by the time we really got to experimenting the sky grew overcast and eventually rainy. And cold. The type of pinhole camera I make ended up needing exposure times of 20 minutes long – so after lots of trial and error, with the turn of the weather, I was only able to get two so-so shots. This was one of them. The class is meeting again and I plan to experiment after work (in the sun!) some more… can’t wait to show you some great results.

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3 Responses to “Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day”

  1. I’ve always wanted to give pinhole a try.

  2. That’s one heck of an exposure time.


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