|These two pictures were taken using photographic paper taped inside a metal sweet tin. It was a round tin and because it was my first attempt at pinhole photography I hadn't realised that I should have placed a mark of some sort on the tin so I could get the horizon straight.|
|The whole process was filmed by Countryfile (BBC1) in order to introduce me as one of the Judges for the Photo98 - Photographic competition. John Craven, the presenter of the programme (and the chap in the photo) was a little surprised by the choice of camera, but soon got into the spirit of the thing!|
|The great thing about this method of taking
photographs is that it's fun, simple and a great way of learning how
photography actually works. My equipment was exceptionally basic, as
are the results. However, serious pinhole photographers can produce
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I took my photographs
and developed them with the help of the Pinhole Photography Kit
made by The John Adams Trading Company. This UK company
specialises in educational toys and the kit is suitable for ages
12 to adult.
John Adams gave me two sets to play with for free, so I think they deserve a little advert!
The Beginner's Guide to Pinhole Photography by Jim Shull is an excellent reference and well worth getting hold of. This is Jim's follow up to, The Hole Thing: A Manual of Pinhole Fotography [sic.]. Sadly, the old volume is now out of print, but it often shows up in second hand book stores. Search: Addall and check for a bargain..