April 28th was Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2013. I loaded up my MintyCam with 35mm film and my Zero Image with 120 film and headed out the door.
Pinhole photography is difficult, despite the simplicity of the cameras. At least I struggle with it.
My first attempt at pinhole photography was during a photo class at the Smithsonian. I used a Quaker Oats container and photo paper. The results weren't very good. And that's when I actually GOT results!
I built a matchbox pinhole camera a few years ago and was thrilled to get ANY images on the film.
WICA and the gum tree - From my homemade matchbox pinhole camera
Not to be deterred, I came across the website of Chris Keeney. He's a great resource for all things pinhole, including the MintyCam, a pinhole camera made from an Altoids tin.
I bought a MintyCam from Chris and ran a roll through it for last year's Worldwide Pinhole Day. Success!
Poplar Pond - The MintyCam worked!
To see the entire roll from last year's Pinhole Day, check out my Flickr set WPPD 2012.
The pressure was on for this year. I'm happy to say that both the Zero Image AND the MIntyCam came through with flying colors!
Poplar Pond - Made with the Zero Image Pinhole
Bridge Over Four Mile Run - Made with the MintyCam
All of the photos from Pinhole Day 2013 are in my Flickr set WPPD 2013. Take a peek and let me know what you think.