The Frequently Asked Questions About Pinhole Photography


What is pinhole photography?

Pinhole photography is just the same a regular photography with only one real difference. Instead of a lens there is a tiny hole which allows light into the camera to form the image. It is one of the oldest ways we have of creating images and dates back to the 6th century BC. The images created in pinhole photography have a distinct look and feel. They are often said to have a surreal quality.

What do I need to make pinhole photographs?

The good news is you can make pinhole camera from household items or adapt an existing digital or film camera.
Lets take the homemade type first. Card board in breakfast cereal packets are an ideal place to start building your own cameras. If you want to get stuck in even quicker try out the iPhone downgrade (also works on other expensive tablets and smartphones)


Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day
Anyone, anywhere in the world, who makes a pinhole photograph on the last Sunday in April, can scan it and upload it to this website where it will become part of the annual Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day celebration’s online gallery