The last Sunday in April is a fun day in photography and experimentation celebrating Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. (It’s new to me, too, but now it’s on the calendar!)
My first pinhole image was a “shot in the dark” completely guessed exposure of “a few minutes.” I used expired photo paper I got in a darkroom kit sale last summer. The paper was in a darkroom paper safe storage container but even I opened it in daylight at the garage sale to see what was in it. (For shame!) The darkroom kit had been stored in a barn or an old musty basement. All this to say – it’s not an exact science and this DIY fun can make a mess of your best intentions to calculate precise exposures!
Great way to just go shoot and not stress the details.
More info here at pinholeday.org – enjoy!
My least favorite frame from an afternoon turned to a memorable moment showing a curious family what on earth I was taking a photo of at the park.
A motto for 2017. A resolution for 2018.
May your New Year bring you and those you love peace, contentment, and reprieve from the storms you have weathered, and strength and resolve through those ahead. Most of all, keep reaching upward.
Shot on Kodak BW400CN medium format film in a Holga 120S medium format film toy camera while out for a stroll.