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Pinholes for the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

Pinholes for the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

Instax Mini in a tin can. You can easily tell that I don't really have the camera, can't you?

adash This photo was shot on film. Taken by adash with a Tin can pinhole loaded with Fuji Instax Mini film in Sofia, Bulgaria. These tags describe this photo: paper negative, shadow, pinhole, colour, instax, mini, park, tree, dandelion, photography, day, worldwide, wppd, bench, woman, and portrait. Date: 2012-04-29. Time: Noon. This photo can also be found in the album Pinholes on the World Pinhole Photography Day.

4 comments

  1. iloveyousummer

    iloveyousummer

    its been quite sometime that I wanted to try this but Im not so sure on how to process , or how to make the image apear on instax after exposing it. will you kindly care to share the secret on this. I saw some crude video on how to do this but im at lost on the part where pressing the instax with roller pin or pencil to spread the chemical. Adash please enlight me on this.. Well! diana instant back is expensive and Im planning to cook something.

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  2. adash

    adash

    @iloveyousummer It's a pain in the back, it's done in complete darkness and the result is suboptimal. What you have seen in the vid is probably what you have to do. There is a pocket full of corrosive chemistry on the front of the film. You have to press it in order to puncture it internally and spread the chemical through the film surface. The rolling motion is what the camera does internally, but it's much more convenient to really let the camera do it for you. You can use an instant back both with your Diana, and with a DIY pinhole directly attached to it. If you wish to go the rolling pencil way, make sure you have a flat surface in a complete dark room (no light entering even through the doorstep) and a light-tight container to contain your film once the lid has been opened. Make sure your pencil is completely round too and press all of the chemical in one pass - a firm and quick motion is required. I may write a tipster soon as long as you think it's needed.
    Note that on this film exposure is done on the side with the pocket (learn to touch your way into things in complete darkness), it is the side that you hold up while pressing the pencil, but the image appears on the other side. What you scan afterwards is the back actually.

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  3. adash

    adash

    @iloveyousummer I forgot to mention the order of things: First you open the foil, turn off the light, push the lid (a thin plastic cover), and then place the film with the chemical pocket facing the light in a "camera". Contain the remaining film in a light-tight box. Even better - two boxes, one in the other. Expose as for 800ISO film, and then go back in the darkroom, take the film out of the pinhole "camera", put it on the flat solid and steady surface with the chemical pocket facing up, and briefly and firmly spread the chemical through the surface. It's better to be done with a singe motion. Then turn on the light and watch the image form in front of your eyes.

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  4. iloveyousummer

    iloveyousummer

    . wow thanks for the speedy response adash, I will take note of everything you said here. I will post the pictures here once done experimenting. Thank you again for the help and the likes :D its overwhelming.

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