pinhole photography, anyone?

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  1. AF44

    AF44 TPF Noob!

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    My lens on my D40 is smashed so i decided i would try to do a little bit of pinhole photography. i took some aluminum foil and poked a really small hole right in the center and wrapped the foil around tightly around the lens mount area so the only light was coming through the pinhole. i took about 60 pictures and here are the few that came out 1/2 decent. looking through the pictures i realised that with all my dorking around i got some dust on my censor :grumpy: oh well too late now...

    1. a shot of the moon and some streetlights over a reservoir iso 3200, 30 second exposure

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    2. a shot of my stepdad, iso 3200, .3 second

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    3. shot of my toaster, iso 3200, .3 second

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  2. Sw1tchFX

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    Try getting a body cap and poking a hole in it, or getting a bodycap pinhole, you might have better luck. It's on small format and you can't focus, so i really wouldn't expect much.
     
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    Steph No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The shape and size of the hole play a big part in image quality of pinhole pictures. Punching a hole through aluminium foil is unlikely to give satisfactory results. You can find the ideal size of pinhole for your camera by using the pinhole designer.
     
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    Looks like your pinhole is too big, making a large aperture and very shallow DOF which is why they are out of focus.

    Find a thin peice of brall or ali and dent it with a dot punch. Then sand down the dented side till you have the beginnings of a hole & tape it to an old body cap with a bigger hole behind it. This way you can keep trying it untill you get the hole the right size!

    I actually like the image of your stepdad though. I like how his face is featureless and the upward angle from which it's shot. Kinda what a new born baby might see.
     
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    Nice link! Thanks :thumbup:
     

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