Page 119 in THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT probably isn’t one that would appeal to most people. Some people might even call it a hipster page.
Page 119 – Turn a DSLR into a Pinhole Camera
Some of you might be asking, “What is a pinhole camera?”
A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens but with a tiny aperture, a pinhole – effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side.
Turning a DSLR into a pinhole camera is done by drilling a small hole into a camera cover. The idea of a pinhole camera is that everything is supposed to be in focus sorta, but it is blurred often because of the long exposure settings.
I didn’t do the best job with making my pinhole camera. My first hole was too big, so I had to make it smaller with electrical tape. I probably should have just bought one.
Here are some of my other pinhole attempts:
I’m not sure what page is next up for THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT.
One of the benefits of THE SELFIE PROJECT is that I can look back at a month and feel less worthless. Hey, I actually did go out and do stuff and see people in month X. I’m a winner!
Speaking of winners, these are the photos I consider winners from the month of August:
August 2, 2017
August 5, 2017
August 6, 2017
August 7, 2017
August 10, 2017
August 11, 2017
August 12, 2017
August 13, 2017
August 15, 2017
August 16, 2017
August 19, 2017
August 20, 2017
August 21, 2017
August 22, 2017
August 24, 2017
August 26, 2017
August 27, 2017
August 29, 2017
August 30, 2017
August 31, 2017
Remember that THE SELFIE PROJECT photos are posted on Instagram on the daily. If you don’t know, Instagram is that little sliver of social media that doesn’t suck… much. There are a few lazy slackjaws out there that post memes, but other than that, it is just pictures. Any way you can follow me at the account below:
Now I need to make sure that my September is almost as great as my August!
One of the many benefits of having Johnathan living with me is that I have a photo assistant hanging around the house that is more useful than Naima.
So thanks to him for helping out by taking a couple of these pictures and posing for the other two.
I’m actually writing this blog to talk about a new toy I recently picked up. I bought a Sigma 120-400mm lens.
I’m pretty pleased with this purchase so far. Hopefully she will earn her keep.
Truth is that this lens wasn’t much “longer” than my current “longest” lens, but it is buy far the highest quality telephoto I’ve ever owned. At least if weight is sign of quality, it is the best.
To show its reach I’m going to show you two pictures that will actually exaggerate its length.
For the purposes of this example, we will pretend that there isn’t a magnification factor on lens created by cameras with APS-C sensors. In that honor, a true example of showing the “length” of this lens would be to compare it to a 50mm lens. A 50mm lens has the same “length” as the human eye.
Instead, I’m going to show a comparison with one of (but not THE) widest (shortest) lenses I own. A Sigma 10-20mm lens set at 10mm.
Johnathan at 10mm
Johnathan at 400mm
I guess I should point out I technically have a “longer” lens than this, but it is a mirror 500mm lens. It really is nothing to write home about.
I’ll finally add that I should wish my sister Teresa a “happy birthday”, but then I’d have to wish all my subscribers a “happy birthday” and that just isn’t going to happen.
On Sunday, I redid Page 24 of THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT. While I already did this page with Shannon, I decided to redo it because of the lighting conditions for that photo shoot weren’t ideal and it made those pictures very noisy.
This time I used Naima as the model and Jesse was a photo assistant.
Page 24 is “Throw something at your subject and capture their reaction with a fast shutter speed.”
That picture is the one that will go in the book, but I thought you might also enjoy some of the rejects:
I took some photos with Nader on Wednesday, but I haven’t quite decided on them yet.