A Light Proof Box / Pinhole Photography (Part 10)
On my previous journal entry, I mentioned the option of using your dslr as a pinhole camera. I thought I would do a little testing for those who may be thinking of trying it out.
I bought the pinhole from eBay a while back. I do not recall exactly how much I payed for it, but if I remember correctly it cost me just under 40$ which included shipping.
My set up for testing was very simple. I used a 16″ beauty dish and modeling light at about 3-4 feet away from the subjects. After a few test shots, I decided to shift the light slightly off-center in order to create more depth in the photographs.
First sample image:
The only thing I corrected here was the white balance. I did not measure the light and guessed 20 seconds giving this result.
Second sample images:
Third sample images:
Although this may be premature for me to say as I have not worked very much with pinhole photography this way my impressions of pinhole photography using a dslr is not favorable. This does not mean it can’t be fun or that you will not come through with interesting images but I prefer the old-fashioned way, (my personal preference).
Pinhole Photography Comparisons
This may not be an exact comparison due to the varying images but let’s have a look:
I was curious so I converted the digital version to black and white.
My curiosities forwarded me to test with some outdoor scenes:
What do you think? Share your comments!
Still to follow: A Light Proof Box/Pinhole Photography (Part 11)