Yesterday afternoon while laying in bed for an afternoon siesta, I had a crazy idea to make a pinhole attachment for my digital camera body. I gathered the supplies and proceded to make it happen. The following images are what has resulted so far. They are fairly experimental in nature, no sharp focus, blurry motion, colors are off something, but that isn’t the point I guess….
The above shot was taken about 10:30 at night, a lot of people go to bed around here at 10:30 at night…but I was out shooting on my silly new lens.
The night photos are between 30 sec. and 2 min. exposures on a tripod. Any motion blur or lens flares are a symptom of the pinhole lens not camera movement.
There is no way to focus (and really the lens doesn’t focus at any distance) and almost no way to frame the images. If you look really carefully through the viewfinder there are faint outlines but nothing is very certain.
The man himself. Bob couldn’t understand why I would want to take my expensive DSLR and make it take images that look like they could have come out of a cookie tin camera…I don’t really have an answer other than I could and wanted to.
Check back for more pinhole experimentation, and there will certainly be a Visual Collective DIY video about how to make your own in the near future as well. Check back often…