Finally the week ended, it was time to visit the art shop yet again. This time on a mission to build and deploy a
Pinhole camera. But not just one camera but four camera, all just for fun. Once I had purchased a can of deep black spray paint.  I even had managed to even get a fine needle for beading which would be perfect for making the aperture. So now needed just the foil. Not tinfoil as it would be too thin for the purpose. The art shop had hidden away some rather thin but strong enough metal foil more like tin but flexible. The material  was perfect. It was robust enough to handle and easy to drill or push a hole through with the beading needle. I was set, my supplies and materials were at hand. Now it was time to build a camera!

Firstly find a container that’s light tight. Once that’s sorted, take it outdoors and spray the inside with black spray paint. Take your time, do two rounds of coating. Tip: I did mine in a cardboard box to prevent the paint from marking the ground.

Apertures marked out and messured, pin hole camera tins sprayed with black paint

Apertures marked out and messured, pin hole camera tins sprayed with black paint

Pinhole camera wedge in a tree!

Pinhole camera wedge in a tree!

 

4x5" negative from the pinhole camera

4×5″ negative from the pinhole camera

4x5" negative from the pinhole camera

4×5″ negative from the pinhole camera

 

4x5" negative from the pinhole camera on VDB paper

4×5″ negative from the pinhole camera on VDB paper

 

VDB wash and development

VDB wash and development

Pinhole camera prints on Japanese paper using VDB process

Pinhole camera prints on Japanese paper using VDB process

Update to this blog post

I decided it would be fun to make a long exposure of the Christmas light here in Graz with of course the Pinhole camera.

After an hour long exposure with Ilford Delta 100 4×5 sheet film. I manage to achieve after developing with Rodinal 1/25 at 10mins a negative. Below is a cropped version of what came out. I guess next time maybe a 2 hour exposure might render a better result. Nonetheless I’m kind of happy of a result.

 

Christmas Light in Graz, Pinhole photography with Ilford Delta 4x5 developed with Rodinal

Christmas Light in Graz, Pinhole photography with Ilford Delta 4×5 developed with Rodinal

 

Giorgia does a bridge

Giorgia does a bridge