Pinhole

September 2017.

I shot some Ektachrome 100 that expired in 1991. Appears that I overexposed it a couple of stops, one for sure, and the colour shift is evident. Colour shift might come from the over exposure as well. I thought it was a calm day but a slight breeze came up for each exposure and created a little bit of movement. I think I’ll try a few more sheets. Film was processed and scanned by Boréalis in Montreal.

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Roses

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Golden Rods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More December updates. First pinhole camera photos! All developed in Caffenol CM. Both Kodak and Ilford film stocks expired around 1992. I think I will create a second aperture and purchase some new Ilford stock and refine my tests.

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bracket test on Ilford FP4

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bracket test on Kodak Tmax

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Roy on street Ilford 15sec. exposure

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Roy’s leg on street 15 sec. exposure

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Street 30 second exposure

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Roy interior 45 sec. exposure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 2016

Update!!

Finished the build. Stained and varnished. Plan to shoot some tests this weekend.

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Summer 2016

I am building a pinhole camera using a 4×5 medium format negative holder as the foundation.  I plan to shoot some negative during the coming months. Here is a link to the original plans. My friend René Daigle offered much needed guidance and the use of his workshop to make this happen. I am grateful for his friendship, patience, and good humour!

Here are some photos from the construction, still underway.

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René cutting.

Sanding

Roy sanding.

assembled front

assembled front, shutter not yet installed.

assembled rear

assembled rear

Below is a glimpse at the interchangeable aperture. Each of the squares with a hole cut into it and will have a copper backing with a different aperture punched through it. I’ll be able to use modified apertures for different results. It doesn’t look that polished at the moment but I’ll paint it black. It will also only be visible from the inside of the camera.