My pinhole photos came on Saturday. Several of them came out pretty well, and I was surprised that my camera had virtually zero light leaks. M’s mom is scanning them at work and emailing them to me today,
hopefully they’ll be up later. (They’re up, as of 12:30.) I’m planning a second 110 pinhole camera, but I thought I’d share what I’ve learned from my first attempt:
- Make the pinhole
smallermuch bigger! Even the ones that are good came out pretty fuzzy.
- Make sure the pinhole is centered and parallel to the film plane. The photos were all more up-and-to-the-right from where I thought they were.
- Compensate for reciprocity failure.
- For that matter, I just need to get better at judging light conditions.