Pinhole 4 x 5

June 2020

New pinhole images. Mostly from the summer of 2020 in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. All shot on Ilford FP4, processed and scanned by Borealis Lab.

Iris at Dog Beach


Dog Beach

Wrenna looks



Roy by Wrenna


eyes closed

May 2018.

New pinhole photographs from Sutton. Click on the image to see an enlarged version. Colour is Kodak Vericolor 400 (expired film from the 1990s) and Ilford FP4. Thanks to Cheryl for the expired film!

Beautiful blue sutton 2018

loveliest blue ever!

daffy dill Sutton 2018

Daffodils, brilliant yellows.

B&W yellow bush sutton 2018

an impenetrable bush October 2017.

New pinhole photographs. Click on the image to see an enlarged version.

susan b&w no tent

Susan with flare, Sutton, 2017. Ilford FP4, 4×5 pinhole

susan b&w tent in bg

Susan ghost like with Roy even more ghost like, Sutton, 2017. Ilford FP4, 4×5 pinhole


susan, best one b&w

Susan with tent and flare, Sutton 2017. Ilford FP4

colour flowers pinhole

forget the name of these flowers, Ektachrome 100, 4×5 pinhole.

colour rose 4x5

The last rose, Sutton, 2017. Ektachrome 100, 4×5 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.

Ektachrome Roses


Ektachrome Golden Rods Sutton

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.


bracket test on Ilford FP4


bracket test on Kodak Tmax


Roy on street Ilford 15sec. exposure


Roy’s leg on street 15 sec. exposure


Street 30 second exposure


Roy interior 45 sec. exposure

December 2016


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.


René cutting.


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.