Monthly Archives: April 2014

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

 

Norway's biggest pinhole camera ready for display and demonstration in Tromsø center

Norway’s biggest pinhole camera ready for display and demonstration in Tromsø center

Tomorrow is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, and The Giant Mobile Camera is ready to stand at Stortorget in the center of Tromsø. This is the first time the “cameravan” has been on the move this year, and all went well. Not as last year, where we had a small accident on our way. Tomorrow the cameravan will be open for the public from 12 o’clock.

An (almost) full frame paper negative

Inspired by yesterday’s successful “test strip”, I went inside the cameravan and lined up a full 2,5 meter length of photo paper (EMAKS KX), and 1 meter wide.
With 3 mins and a tiny bit larger aperture than yesterday, I got an almost perfect exposure. After exposure I took the paper to the darkroom, taped it to the floor and developed with a sponge. The sponge had some funny contents that made a strange effect here and there, but mostly it looked very good.

The proud photographer while fixing the negative picture.

Drying the negative.

Another view.

...and another.

First exposure on paper

I’ve done a “test strip” today, 40cm wide and 100cm high. Exposure time was 4 mins in bright sunlight. It was developed in standard developing trays while pulling the strip up and down. 4 mins seemed pretty ok, but the aperture was probably too small, 4mm diameter which makes for approx f:450.

Test strip hanging to dry.

Test strip hanging to dry.

There's a tree, too.

There’s a tree, too.

A close-up of the test strip

A close-up of the test strip