My daughter Anna made a film pinhole camera for a school Design Technology project so we tried it out at the weekend.
The first few photos didn't work at all which I expected as I knew it would take a bit of trial and error to get the exposure correct.
No prizes for composition but, even so, we were both really pleased with this photo.
Exposure details: 2 minutes exposure in clear bright mid-afternoon light.
Photographed on Ilford Multigrade Photo Paper cut to about 5" x 4" to fit the camera. Developed as a negative with Ilford chemicals in our kitchen utility room converted into a darkroom.
We then converted the negative into positive images using a contact print method but this degraded the image too much so I photographed the negative and inverted and mirrored it in Photoshop which gave a much better result with far more detail.
She designed and made it herself out of wood with brass edgings. The sides of the camera are decorated with applied marquetry timber veneer.
I've decided to enter the 'Cool Photoblogs' annual competition again this year. I'd really appreciate a vote from any of you who like my blog and who feel up to going through the registration process that is required in order to be able to vote: 2009 Photoblog Awards
Like what you see here and are interested in photographic composition?.....the blog section of my website now has a complete set of 5 articles covering my personal approach to the subject: Ian Bramham Photography - Blog
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