Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Hi everyone!

After a decade of making pinhole photos and building pinhole cameras, I'm going to be building a new camera  this weekend and then taking it along on a road trip to Oklahoma next week.

I'm making it out of plywood and it will have a 3 inch focal length.  I also hand drilled a .014 inch pinhole in some brass shimstock that was hanging around the house so it will be f/214.

That should ( I hope) give me about an 8 second exposure time with 100 speed film which is plenty fast since at first I will just be using a piece of black tape as the shutter.
If you've ever done pinhole and used black tape for a shutter, then you already know that it's a little tricky to do short exposures without shaking, yanking or moving the camera.

I can't wait to get it finished and make some photo with it.

I'm really excited about this adventure!  I haven't been to Oklahoma in over 10 years and having a new pinhole camera is always a thrill.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day.