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23 November 2013
A Pinhole Image Monthly
Midnight sun at the North Cape, Norway, June 2009
Pinhole photography is lensless photography. A tiny hole replaces the
lens. Light passes through the hole; an image is formed in the
Designing and Building a Large Format Camera
My book Building a Large Format Camera can now be downloaded free of charge from my website. The book is an 85 page manual with instructions and plans for building a 4 x 5 inch monorail camera with friction focusing. The book has 30 step-by-step drawings, 23 sketches and 11 photographs, a wealth of references to relevant literature and numerous useful addresses in the US and Europe. Most drawings are to scale and may be scaled up for an 8 x 10 inch camera. [Go to page >>]
Building your own camera can be a very rewarding experience. Quite a few people have built their
own large format camera, monorail or flatbed,
simple or elaborate. I have collected a number of links to amateur camera builders.
If you are considering building a camera,
some of those links may help you getting started. You will also find some links to pages about
restoring or modifying cameras.
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My personalised postage stamps with pinhole photos from Rome and Prague (The Tiber, The Forum, The Golden Well). The Prague pinhole photo has been run through the Photoshop fresco filter.
Stamps with pinhole photos from Norway: