Inspiring Pinhole Photography Reads for World Pinhole Photography Day!

In celebration of World Pinhole Photography Day today, we've decided to make a compilation of all the amazing pinhole-related stuff we've seen, written, and read here in the Lomography website through the years. We're sure many of you will be out to take pinhole snaps throughout the day in celebration of the occasion, but in case you're itching for some more inspiring reads on pinhole photography, you might as well read on and check out our compilation!

Pinhole master Justin Quinnell invites you to celebrate World Pinhole Day by jillytanrad

Although already equipped with a degree in Photography, Justin Quinnell got into pinhole photography a little over a decade ago, when he became the Head of Photography while teaching in a college in Bristol, UK, a time when "one person would have a fully manual Zenith B beside another with a fully automatic camera. " We’ve had interviews with Justin in the Magazine through the years, and one thing hasn’t changed: his enthusiasm for pinhole photography.

Pinhole Photography Basics in Five Minutes

Itching to go pinhole this month but quite familiar with the dos and don’ts? A fine art photographer who specializes in pinhole cameras comes to your rescue with a helpful five-minute clip telling you everything you need to know to get started on pinhole photography!

Credits: francescco

The Pinhegg – My Journey To Build An Egg Pinhole Camera by francescco

Since I started pin-holing the world, I have had the strong desire to make a special camera, with the purpose of shooting just one photograph. The purpose was to sacrifice the camera in the process of photo creation – I wanted the camera to become the photograph. To let you understand, the process from the camera to the photograph is the same that ties the baby bird to the egg: the bird grows protected from the shell and when it’s ready breaks it and comes out. This is why I decided to create the Pinhegg – An Egg Pinhole Camera.

PinHolo - The story of how I made a Pine-Nut Pinhole Camera! by francescco

When I was a student at the Fine Arts Academy in Perugia, I fell in love with stenopeic photography and started gathering every kind of document I could about it and its technical evolution. I asked for some information from my photography teacher, Antonio Todini – He suggested that I search “Pinhole Photography” on the internet and as a way of remembering things said: “Pinhole, it sounds like pinolo (pine nut, in Italian), but with the ‘H’ after the ‘N’ and the final ’E’”. Since that moment the little nut planted itself in my mind and grew in the form of a challenge to make my very own pine nut pinhole camera!

Credits: plasticpopsicle

Pinhole Project: Ghost Employees by plasticpopsicle

What started out as a silly idea became an inspiration for me for a pinhole project. Entitled “Ghost Employees,” my goal is to document and illustrate the hustle and bustle of people’s everyday working life. Interested? Let me share with you some more of my thoughts on this ongoing project after the jump!

Not Your Ordinary Pinhole Movie by denisesanjose

Who says you can’t make pinhole videos? Photographers Romain Alary and Antoine Levi of stenop.es started a pinhole movie project and recently revealed their second episode. Watch the clips below and see how a little pinhole can make a big impact.

written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-04-27 in #lifestyle

More Interesting Articles

  • Create your very own shoebox pinhole camera!

    written by cheeo on 2014-04-06 in #gear #tipster
    Create your very own shoebox pinhole camera!

    World Pinhole Photography Day will be celebrated on April 27 this year and what better way to celebrate it than make a pinhole camera of your own? Check out this quick tipster to find out how.

  • Want to Learn Pinhole Tricks? Join a World Pinhole Day Workshop!

    written by shhquiet on 2014-04-07 in #news
    Want to Learn Pinhole Tricks? Join a World Pinhole Day Workshop!

    World Pinhole Day is happening soon, and we're inviting you to join in on the celebration by attending our special workshops! See the complete list of participating cities from all over the world and tell your friends about it.

  • Paragon and World Pinhole Photography Day

    written by akula on 2014-04-30 in #lifestyle
    Paragon and World Pinhole Photography Day

    The afternoon of April 27, 2014 was spent on a Langley farm in Canada taking pictures with a homemade paint can pinhole camera, celebrating World Pinhole Photography Day. I am akula, a high school photography teacher, and this is why pinhole photography works for me.

    2
  • Shop News

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • New Mexico History Museum to hold pinhole exhibit coinciding with World Pinhole Photography Day

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-04-02 in #news
    New Mexico History Museum to hold pinhole exhibit coinciding with World Pinhole Photography Day

    Attention, pinhole photography enthusiasts! New Mexico History Museum is set to showcase pinhole snaps from around the world in an exhibit that coincides with World Pinhole Photography Day.

  • Awesome Albums: Battlefield 3x35mm pinhole camera by Steven Monteau

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-04-27 in #news
    Awesome Albums: Battlefield 3x35mm pinhole camera by Steven Monteau

    Today's occasion calls for an extra awesome album, so we urge you to read on to find a short but sweet set of pinhole snaps that are mind-blowing in a number of ways!

    1
  • Roundup: Film Photography Day 2014

    written by shhquiet on 2014-06-03 in #news
    Roundup: Film Photography Day 2014

    Did you miss this year's Film Photography Day celebration? Here's a recap of all the events that happened in April, in honor of our love for analogue photography. Of course, remember that you can always make any day a Film Photography Day if you wish; just gather your friends and organize a LomoMatrix in your area! For inspiration, check out what Lomography Gallery Stores and Lomography Embassy Stores from all over the world came up with.

    3
  • Shop News

    Get 20% off on the Lomography Experimental Lens Kit

    Get 20% off on the Lomography Experimental Lens Kit

    Satisfy your hunger for creative snap-shooting with this lens package made especially for Micro 4/3 digital cameras.

  • LomoGuru of the Week: nural

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-03-16 in #lifestyle
    LomoGuru of the Week: nural

    Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. Well, this is the case for our LomoGuru of the Week - nural. Read on to find our more about her exciting Lomography world!

    8
  • Alternative Photographic Processes: The Global Survey

    written by hembot on 2015-01-23 in #lifestyle

    The website and community “Dutch Alternative Photography” recently ran the first ever survey on alternative photographic processes around the world. Being big fans of the site, we got in touch with founder An Zuriel to find out the results! Read on to find out more …

    2
  • Watch: 'One Day In A Lomo'Instant' Video

    written by shhquiet on 2014-06-17 in #news
    Watch: 'One Day In A Lomo'Instant' Video

    A lot happens in a day, made up of those little moments that we usually take for granted. So we asked some of our friends from the Lomography team to capture some instant photos throughout one day, using the Lomo'Instant Camera. The result? A collection of memories that they could catch, hold, and cherish forever. We compiled their instant moments into a cool video, which you can check out after the cut!

  • Shop News

    Wear lomo-love on your skin

    Wear lomo-love on your skin

    You’ve shouted your analogue love from the rooftops and worn your heart on your sleeve – Now it’s time to take it to the next level and wear it on your skin! Our new Lomography Tattoos are fun, easy to apply and come in five designs.

  • April Workshops and Events @ The Lomography Gallery Store NYC

    written by lomographynyc on 2014-03-22 in #events
    April Workshops and Events @ The Lomography Gallery Store NYC

    Spring has officially arrived in New York City! Shed those extra layers and bust out your favorite cameras. We've got a great line up for April and with Film Photography Day and World Wide Pinhole day both coming up this month you won't want to miss out.

  • #Filmphotographyday Mega Film Deals

    written by shhquiet on 2014-03-17 in #news
    #Filmphotographyday Mega Film Deals

    April 12th is Film Photography Day, a celebration of analogue experimentation and getting out there with your camera, unplugged, wild and free! In the run up to this great annual occasion we are giving you 30% off all Lomography film when you buy any camera and 3 for 2 deals on 100 ISO color negative 35mm, Lobster 110 film and 100 ISO color negative 120 film in our Online Shop and Gallery Stores!* But hurry because these deals only last until Sunday 23rd March!

  • Ccwu talks about the New Russar+ Lens

    written by jillytanrad on 2014-04-14 in #news
    Ccwu talks about the New Russar+ Lens

    You're probably already familiar with ccwu. We've written about his work on the Magazine, featured his awesome albums and winning photos of the day. The Taipei, Taiwan-based photographer is one talented and versatile snapper with an impressive collection of photos to prove it. What happens when you partner someone as talented as ccwu with the New Russar+ Lens? Find out after the jump.