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David Mingay | profile | all galleries >> ...Everything Else >> Pinholography tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Pinholography

As feautures in the NewYork Times.

*** NEW! Hand made (by me) pinholes for your own pinhole camera project. See the quality in the images in this gallery. Recycled from discarded drinks cans, each one is unique and you'll be helping to save the planet! Much less expensive than a 'laser cut' pinhole and far more in the spirit of low tech photography too. Various sizes, just 4 each. Message me from my profile page to discuss your requirements ***

My rejection of technology continues, and I am now experimenting with abandoning both lenses and pre-manufactured cameras. With my homemade 5x4 pinhole camera. The technology is simple, process is complicated. Here's how it works:

i. Load a sheet of film into the camera. This has to be done in complete darkness.
ii. Point camera at scene, and estimate the required exposure. This could be anywhere between 15 seconds and an hour. Make exposure.
iii. prepare chemicals, developer, stop and fix
iv. In complete darkness unload camera and process in trays. Approx 25 minutes.
v. Turn on lights and wash film.

This produces one photograph that may or may not be correctly exposed.
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The Car
The Car
Sitting, no standing on the steps
Sitting, no standing on the steps
At the Cheesewring
At the Cheesewring
Colin Takes 40 winks
Colin Takes 40 winks
Flowers in the window
Flowers in the window
15 minute Self Portrait
15 minute Self Portrait
Guitar
Guitar
Wheal Jenkin Mine
Wheal Jenkin Mine
Mine buildings
Mine buildings
Wheelbarrow
Wheelbarrow
Garden Wall
Garden Wall
The first image
The first image
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