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The Showcase of Beautiful Pinhole Photography

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Camera is a remarkable piece of innovation. However, it is people — professionals and newbies alike — who make it truly remarkable. It’s the photographer behind the camera. It’s his imagination, passion and talent and knowledge of the medium. You don’t need a high-end costly equipment to get beautiful results. Just your talent and a way of looking at things differently is together more than enough for a great shot. It’s also the ability to envision the final result in your mind which is also important.

A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture — effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box. You can easily construct this camera by yourself using things lying around like match boxes or any kind of boxes, paper, duct tape etc. The small amount of light passing through this pin sized hole produces image on a photographic film or a CCD sensor.

If you don’t want to get your hands dirty on creating a pin hole camera by yourself, you can use your DSLR with some modifications (replacing camera lenses with a pinhole). Also, pinhole cameras are available in the market: and they are quite popular, too — after all, you don’t have to worry about the focus and distortions as there are no lenses involved. Also, you might end up with lovely motion blurred photographs.

In today’s weekend post we present beautiful and inspiring photographs created using a pinhole camera. Please notice how photographers use the camera creatively to produce quite remarkable images. At the bottom of this post you will find links to some photographers and references to related resources that will help you get you started. Also, we listed related Flickr pools which contain thousands of further examples of what can be achieved with this technique. Get inspired, folks!

[Offtopic: By the way, did you know that Smashing Magazine has a mobile version? Try it out if you have an iPhone, Blackberry or another capable device.]

Beautiful Inspiring Pinhole Camera Photographs

Tarquin Coates

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Tetsuya

Tetsuya in The Showcase of Beautiful Pinhole Photography

The calmness of blue by Andrew Watson

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Daniel Tückmantel

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Invader by TEIKO

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Mackeson

Rock in The Showcase of Beautiful Pinhole Photography

Danielle Hughson

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Tea Room

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A. Wallis

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An Oceanic Ghost Forest by Danielle Hughson

Oceanic Ghost in The Showcase of Beautiful Pinhole Photography

Zeb Andrews

Zeb Andrews in The Showcase of Beautiful Pinhole Photography

Mackeson

Mackeson3 in The Showcase of Beautiful Pinhole Photography

Danielle Hughson

Manyfires8 in The Showcase of Beautiful Pinhole Photography

Scott VanderStouw

Bananas in The Showcase of Beautiful Pinhole Photography

Tea Room

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Scott Speck

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Scott Speck

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Mackeson

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Bruno Malegue

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gonebiking

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The Iron Cycloid by Scott Speck

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Matteo Bagnoli

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The Sleeping Zebra by Scott Speck

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Sarah Knopf

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Follow The Tunes by Tim Franco

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Bill Bresler

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nhung dang

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Darren C.

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Scott Speck

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Tea Room

Tearoom in The Showcase of Beautiful Pinhole Photography

Celeste Brignac

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A. Wallis

Wallis in The Showcase of Beautiful Pinhole Photography

Darren C.

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Zeb Andrews

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Kakki

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Kent Mercurio

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Mackeson

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Sara

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Erik

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Zeb Andrews

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Michael C. Pastur

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mist-y

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Zeb Andrews

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Tea Room

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Always de Sun

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Remarkable Photographers

And here is a brief overview of some remarkable pinhole photographers from Flickr. They have added a new demission to photography: their photo streams are full of beautiful photographs.

Zeb Andrews

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Tea Room

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Scott Speck

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Further Resources


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