Grass as a light sensitive surface!
NEW PINHOLE JOURNAL! http://www.withoutlenses.com/
A site from a friend, Ochayan,
in Japan, who has used the zone plate procedures outlined on this site.
Check out Paul Prober's site. Great
explanation of macro pinhole photography!
THE site of Mr. Pinhole himself,
There are tons of web sites, but
most don’t say that much. Some are commercial sites trying to get you to buy
books, pinholes, or cameras. Worth checking out to see other people’s work and
what the community is thinking.
Here are a few to get you started:
http://www.youdesignit.com/resources/pinhole-photography - basic understanding with links
http://www.skypoint.com/members/escargo/ppp.html - more links
http://GLSmyth.com - personal site, alternative processes, etc.
http://www.papercams.com/ - pinhole
cameras constructed out of photographic paper
All of these sites provide links
to many other sites. And of course any of the search engines can pull up thousands
of other sites. Good searching!
Sources for pinholes and pinhole
cameras (see web sites for other suppliers)
Call or write Eric and Nancy at
Star Route 15. Box 1355
San Lorenzo, NM 88041
Phone (505) 536-9942
Highly recommend Eric's book "Pinhole
Photography: Rediscovering a Historic Technique"
Edmund has pinholes, aperatures and
An EM supplier that has copper grids
that work great as pinholes:
Electron Microscopy Sciences
See section of catalog with copper
Other Electron Microscope supply
P.O. Box 492477
Redding, CA 96049-2477
PHONE: 1-(800)-2424- SPI
569 East Gay Street, West Chester, PA 19380
P.O. Box 656, West Chester, PA 19381-0656
P. Jones & Assoc. Inc.
Has surplus video cameras and pinhole video cameras real cheap! [less than $100]
Black foam core, Exacto knives,
etc. can be had at art supply stores. Black tape from camera stores [$16/roll]
or art supply stores [$5/roll].
Hobby supplies, check out:
Micro-Mark hobby supplies, small tools, etc.
Be careful with Micro-Mark. Their
stuff looks good on paper, but I was not always satisfied with the product
delivered. Definitely do not order large quantities till you have checked
out the product in question.
Orchard Supply Hardware, Lowes, and Home Depot all should have shim stock. Get brass at 1-2 thousandths of an inch.
[2 is easier to work with for the beginner, 1 will give a better hole with practice].
OSH has decided recently NOT to carry shim material, but ask, they may still
have some left.
Another source of thin metal is soft
drink cans, approximately 0.004" thick. Has the advantage of always being
Freestyle Photographic Supplies has pinhole
cameras also. Both Martha and I love the Zero cameras.
Do not overlook "hot glue". VERY fast way of assembling 4x5 and smaller
cameras. Probably not strong enough for the larger, 5x7 and above formats without
thought to internal structural supports.