From pixel back to pinhole

This year’s celebration of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, is Sunday, 29 april 2012.

In case you need some context, Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day is an international event to promote and celebrate the art of pinhole photography. The founders encourage photographers to remove themselves from technology, and to participate in the simple act of making a pinhole photograph. A pinhole photograph (using a pinhole in lieu of a lens) produces soft-edged, somewhat elusive, moody imagery – a bit reminiscent of pre-digital, continuous-tone photography.

I blogged about WPPD last year – you can find more background there, plus tips to make a your own pinhole camera.

To get an idea of what I’m talking about, some wonderful images can be found in Flickr’s pinhole group. Some samples are below.

Leave the tech stuff behind for a day and have fun., then submit your favorite image to the Pinhole Gallery.

Worldwide Pinhole Photography, predigital photography, DIY cameras, black and white photography, Flickr pinhole group members

Flickr images, all licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0), clockwise from top right: By ant.photos; by Stellvilla; by michele_brl; by voigt eck.

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