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  • Jos,

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    I made a new 'lens' by beating a thin sheet of copper extra thin and then piercing it with my finest needle, then I burnt a cork over a candle this morning to make the inside of the lens cap really matt black. Seems to work pretty well
    Self take:

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 839 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    Aubergines are looking good

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 839 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    'lens' in situ

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 839 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Not sure what happened there, but deleted last one, as seemed the words at least repeated. Tifs won’t post, unfortunately.

    We talked about using copper shim yesterday, and I learnt a valuable lesson about reflection from inside the lens cap. So obvious when you think about it.

    Those shots are getting to the ‘amazing’ stage. What’s the exposure time like? Perhaps you should start a side line in Pinhole lens manufacturing? ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2104 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    Ha, I tried to upload the Tiff file, 60MB. It didn't want to...

    100 ISO 2 seconds outside

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 839 posts Report Reply

  • Julie Cross,

    Great stuff you two. My efforts are so bad they are not worth posting. Obviously I am lacking fundamental skills in creating a pinhole... which is ludicrous and frustrating. Have tried thin aluminium, electrical foil and various other things around here, but can't get past the excessive blurriness. Might try to find the copper shim. Would like to create one decent shot, to justify the shiny new hole in the body cap.

    All takes me back to my days at ATL browsing through those early photographs.

    Australia • Since Nov 2011 • 120 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Julie Cross,

    A beer can seems to work well, with the tip of the pin just poking through. Maybe also look at the width of the hole around the pinhole, as if the light hits any ridges – you probably knew that already.

    I still can’t get anything like Jos though on digital.

    There’s more on his garden blog.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2104 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    Swami Neelamber's pinhole pix, with rather more information than the web link provided earlier.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3325 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    I used the finest needle I could find in my wife's stash and then only just pricked the tiniest end through, then finely sanded off the small bump on the reverse that the needle had made. Making the inside of the copper and the shiny plastic of the body cap matt black helped with light reflection bouncing to and fro the camera's sensor and the body cap. Then I used the clarity slider and some sharpening in Photoshop.

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 839 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    Some purty flowers

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 839 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    Insect husks, 30 second exposure for this.

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 839 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Jos,

    Shucks...

    Insect husks, 30 second exposure for this

    It almosts looks a sequential time lapse...
    but no it is just Mark Seymour territory again:
    "Shed your skin and let's get started..."

    I always wanted to be able to that,
    imagine all these people husks
    on city walls and under bridges...

    I was just looking at trees in Hagley Park
    the other day to see if there were any
    current husks about...

    turn, turn, turn...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Our Pinhole WOrkshop plans roll on.
    Workshop Update:

    Have updated the post with the new venue details. Minnie Street Studio.

    Artstation kind of stuffed up their bookings, to put it mildly, but they do try hard, and do other good things, so we'll let them off this time.

    Also I'm being interviewed on 95bFM tomorrow morning during breakfast about Capture and the Pinhole Workshop. That should be... terrifying.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2104 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    Also I’m being interviewed on 95bFM tomorrow morning during breakfast about Capture and the Pinhole Workshop. That should be… terrifying.

    Famous!! Good luck. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    And here’s the link to the bcast. Where you may hear the lovely Jackson’s mellifluous tones. IRL.

    http://www.95bfm.co.nz/assets/sm/205104/3/114camera.mp3

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3121 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    mellifluous tones

    This is definitely the first time I've ever been referred to in this way. What does it mean again?

    Just kidding. Thanks Jackie.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2104 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Where you may hear the lovely Jackson’s mellifluous tones.

    Yay Jackson! And looking very fine, too :-P

    Here's a little bit of photographic fooling around on an aeroplane.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Thanks Jackie, I was travelling when this was happening so I didn't get to hear it.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    Nice Jack! ;)

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 839 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Cheers everyone. Was a funny thing, and a real nostalgia moment being back in the B Studio after 20 mumble years.

    It worked though. As a result of the show the workshop is now pretty much full, with only a couple of places left.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2104 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    WOW! Now there's a pinhole camera and a half.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Lilith __,

    WOW! Now there’s a pinhole camera and a half.

    Amazing! We better get some bigger paper though. And a bigger developing tank. Actually bigger everything.

    Second thoughts, might stick to the mini-pinhole variety.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2104 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    And a bigger developing tank.

    Yes, I was musing on that too. Quite a large tank!

    But maybe we can do that at next year's workshop? ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Lilith __,

    They somehow are making use of window-box planters lined with a plastic sheet. They must roll up the paper into the bath??

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Lilith __,

    Well i’ll be dipton…

    They must roll up the paper into the bath??

    remember pre-pasted wallpaper, same system probably….
    - but light tight or in a darkroom – maybe a pull-through-two-trough
    system so you can get even development immersion at all points …

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

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