Nicole Small | One on One

Pinhole Photography Troubleshooting

 

 

The best way to get ahead in learning something new is to learn from people who know how to do it. I am not saying I am an expert, but I enjoy sharing what I know with others.

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————SOME HELPFUL TIPS FOR BEGINNERS (paper negatives)

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1. THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PAPER CAME OUT COMPLETELY WHITE

• the paper was inserted the wrong way, (make sure that the shiny side of the paper faces up)

• the pinhole may have been clogged or blocked

2. THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PAPER CAME OUT COMPLETELY BLACK

• the paper was overexposed

• camera may have a large light leak

3. IMAGE CAME OUT BLURRY OR GHOST-LIKE

• the pinhole may be too large, (in the case that you have built your own pinhole camera)

• camera moved during exposure

• subject moved partly or during exposure

• camera was hand-held and not placed on a tripod or sturdy surface

4. IMAGE CAME OUT TOO DARK

• exposure time was too long

5. IMAGE CAME OUT TOO LIGHT

• exposure time was too short

 

I welcome questions and tips that you may have, (so it can be added it to the list). Hope you found this to be helpful!

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