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The Showcase of Beautiful Pinhole Photography

          Camera is a remarkable piece of innovation. However, it is the person behind the camera that makes it truly remarkable. It’s his imagination, passion, 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 along with ability to envision the final result in your mind is more than enough for a great shot.

          What is a pinhole camera?

          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 on 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 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 image sensor.

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          If you don’t want to get your hands dirty on creating a pinhole camera by yourself, you can use your DSLR with some modifications (replacing camera lenses with a pinhole cover). Although it takes practice and lot of trial and error method to get a perfect picture, you don’t need to worry about the focus and distortions, as there are no lenses involved. You might as well end up with some lovely motion blurred photographs.

          In this 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 that contain thousands of further examples of what can be achieved with this technique. Get inspired, folks!

          Beautiful Inspiring Pinhole Photography

          Tarquin Coates

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          Tetsuya

          The calmness of blue by Andrew Watson

          Daniel Tückmantel

          Invader by TEIKO

          Mackeson

          Danielle Hughson

          Tea Room

          pinhole photography

          A. Wallis

          An Oceanic Ghost Forest by Danielle Hughson

          Zeb Andrews

          Mackeson

          Danielle Hughson

          Scott VanderStouw

          Tea Room

          Scott Speck

          Scott Speck

          Mackeson

          Bruno Malegue

          gonebiking

          The Iron Cycloid by Scott Speck

          Matteo Bagnoli

          The Sleeping Zebra by Scott Speck

          Sarah Knopf

          Follow The Tunes by Tim Franco

          Bill Bresler

          nhung dang

          Darren C.

          Scott Speck

          Tea Room

          Celeste Brignac

          A. Wallis

          Darren C.

          Zeb Andrews

          Kakki

          Kent Mercurio

          Mackeson

          Erik

          Zeb Andrews

          Michael C. Pastur

          mist-y

          Zeb Andrews

          Tea Room

          Always de Sun

          Remarkable Photographers

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

          Zeb Andrews

          Tea Room

          Scott Speck

          Further Resources