Project 52 – Taking Stock & Staying Motivated

I've been a bit quiet recently and have to admit that I'm a little bit behind with my 'Project 52'!  I'm still doing it but I've come to a few conclusions over the last couple of weeks: It takes a lot of practice and time to get images rather than 'blurs' or 'not a lot' out of a pinhole camera. A bit more research before starting might have helped! I might have been expecting a bit much trying to use a different camera each week for a whole year (If I didn't actually work then it might be possible but as that's not the case it's best not to beat myself up for not doing it but rather to … [Read more...]

Project 52 – The results of my first attempt at Pinhole photography

The first week of my project resulted in just four images (the rest were barely visible on the negative) all of which were ridiculously blurred!  I'm taking a glass half full attitude.  I did actually record an image and that's better than not recording anything at all. These were all taken using the Hole-one EX cardboard kit pin hole.  I had to tape the back on once the film was loaded as it kept falling off but it would seem that quite a bit of light still managed to get into the camera as there are dark stripes across the majority of the negatives. I'm guessing that there are quite a few … [Read more...]

Project 52 – Pinhole Cameras

Pinhole cameras have always fascinated me.  I think this is quite simply because all you need is a light tight box with a hole in it and a piece of light sensitive material and 'voila' you can produce an image.  No need for expensive pieces of kit or even a lens.  I'm not saying that you don't have to be in possession of the right equipment (there is a list of what I plan to use at the bottom of this page) but most things I've picked up fairly cheaply or are items I've recycled or got from Free Cycle. If you own a pinhole camera or have made your own then please get in touch, I'd love to see … [Read more...]

Project 52 – An Introduction

 So what is Project 52? I've wanted to embark on a project of some sort for a while but was never quite sure what to do.  So, I thought about it a bit, and then a little bit more and then some other photographer friends started to talk about doing '365 projects' (a photo a day for a year) and then '52 projects' (a photo a week for a year) as this is more manageable, because to be honest a photo a day is pretty impressive, I have a lot of respect for anyone that has completed one.  So I'd decided to do a 52 Project but I still didn't have a theme.  No matter what idea I came up with I always … [Read more...]