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Celebrate Simplicity!

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day is upon us!  On the last Sunday of April every year, pinhole photographers around the world take up their cameras – some home-built and some commercially-made instruments, and take pictures to share on the event’s website. … Continue reading

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A Pinhole Experiment

While my anthotypes bleach in the sun, I am reminded of another experiment I did some years ago.  I had had my crystal ball photos compared to pinhole images so often I decided to try a pinhole camera just for laughs. Pinhole … Continue reading

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Peep-Hole Lenses, Part 2

How does she do that?  To date, I’ve only had one person who could correctly guess at how I make my “Crystal Balls,” so here is the answer in all its detail! My “Crystal Ball” series is created with a … Continue reading

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Peep-Hole Lenses part 1

Awhile back I found myself reading a message board in which someone had asked about building a peep hole lens.  The reply he got was “Why would you want to?” Why indeed! For ten years, I’d been playing with a … Continue reading

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Why I Love Point-and-Shoots Part 3

Point-and-shoots can also be very serious business.  For decades cheap, “toy” cameras, such as Holgas, Dianas and pinhole cameras have been popular among art photographers.  Known for poor lenses (if they have any at all), light leaks that expose the … Continue reading

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