Roll 22: Pinhole Meetup Redux at the Center for Wooden Boats

Film: Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 B&W Camera: terraPin Bijou 6X4.5 3D printed pinhole F/135 Owing to the sins of sloth and procrastination, I found myself at the Center for Wooden Boats, the sole attendee to a meetup I had organized with late notice.  Hank said he’d like to go there and so I rebooted the CWB meetup…

Roll 21: Rangefinding Around Seattle and Portland

Film: Kodak 100 T-Max Camera: Voigtlander Bessa R3A with Skopar 35/2.5 This camera makes me very happy.  I love shooting with it, I love its simplicity and I really like what I get from it.  The Skopar 35mm lens is very fun to shoot also – all in all, a solid combination for shooting 135. I carried the…

Roll 20: New Life for LF Pinhole

Film: Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 Camera: The PINH5AD 4×5 3D printed pinhole  f/225  with 6X8 Graflex 120 film Press Back I have learned a few things since I built this camera, including how to make a better pinhole.  I made a new 0.40mm pinhole for this LF camera before I took it for a field trip.  As much as…

Roll 18 & 19: A solitary visit to the Center for Wooden Boats

I knew a guy when I was in college who had a bona fide tagline: “The universe is abundant… (man)”  The last bit was optional and the the first bit was typically offered up after an herbal inhalation, a heart-felt discussion of the predictably unfair nature of the world, and an affirmation/invocation of Karmic balance.  We’ll call our…

Roll 17: New Pinhole; New Format

Film: Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 Camera: terraPin Bijou 6X4.5 3D printed pinhole  f/135 The 6X6 square format is nice and all, and I love the large luscious slides (or negatives) it produces, but I also hunger for the compositional challenges of a rectangular format.  I am very keen on my new 6X4.5 version of the terraPin, which I…

Rolls 15 & 16: PDX and UW Field Trips

Film: Fujifilm Velvia 50 Camera: terraPin 6X9 3D printed pinhole  f/174 Rather than spoon-feed you, gentle reader, with my self-important blah-blah-blah, I thought I’d post some pics with a perfunctory captioning, and respond to any questions that may arise. Easier in the short term, perhaps a bit more work on the back end. Film: Fujifilm Velvia 50 Camera: terraPin 6X6…

Rolls 13 & 14: Voices and Fellowship

Film: Fujifilm Velvia 50 Camera: terraPin 6X9 3D printed pinhole  f/174 I took acting in high school. I greatly enjoyed the class. It was a refreshing daily exercise in creativity in an otherwise frenzied senior year.  Dr. Beath (Doctor!) was very supportive of our self-conscious efforts to emote on stage in front of potentially-hostile peers.  I was repeatedly…

Roll 12: Film and Photon

Film: Kodak Tri-X 400 Camera: Voigtländer Bessa R3A  with Skopar 35mm lens f/2.5 I shoot a lot of 120 film pinhole.  The 120 is a nice match for the deliberate nature of contemplative pinhole; eight or twelve exposures might take an afternoon or a weekend. 135 – 35mm film – however, typically comes in 36 exposure rolls that turn into daunting…

Rolls 10 & 11: GoSlo, the Extreme Action Pinhole Camera

My favorite pinhole photography joke is still a work in progress, but it has something to do with the World Series and a photo of an empty baseball diamond. The idea of “sports pinhole photography” is ridiculous, but when I built a servo-actuated shutter for my pinhole cameras, the next step had to be putting the camera in…

Roll 9: Some Time Passes…

Film: Velvia 50 – 120 film Camera: P6*6W, 35mm focal length, f/135 I have a bad habit. As soon as I finish shooting a roll of film, I am prone to loading a fresh roll in the camera, right there, right then. Very often, I might shoot a couple shots and then the camera is set aside…

Little Crater Lake – Mt Hood, Oregon

Originally posted on Pinhole Obscura:
Little Crater Lake, Zero Image 4×5 and Ektar film 5 seconds. ? Oregon is full of haunted places and I am drawn to all of them.  I love the thrill of perhaps seeing a ghost on one of my pinhole adventures. Last summer we camped at Little Crater Lake up on Mt…