April 27, 2014 | cameras, lens | ,

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

April 27, 2014 is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day.

Pinhole photography is photography without a lens. Instead of a lens, there’s a tiny hole in the camera box. Light enters the camera through the hole just like it would through a lens. The light forms an upside down image on the back wall or film plane of the camera.

The image formed by a pinhole is softer than it would be if there were a glass lens. This can be a very artistic-looking image, kind of soft and dreamy. While the pinhole image is less sharp, it also has a nearly infinite depth of field. Read more at “Pinhole Photography – History, Images, Cameras, Formulas” By Jon Grepstad .


Traditional pinhole photography involves film and film processing. Film is beautiful, but if you are looking for a simpler, quicker approach, you can use your DSLR. In a nutshell, you buy a second camera body cap, drill a half inch hole in it and then tape a piece of aluminum foil over that and make a pinhole in the foil. Blackwrap is even better.

From here, you can even shoot pinhole video! Here’s a video tutorial on the topic.

This is a fascinating and artistic area that will help recharge your love of photography and video.

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