Worldwide Pinhole Day 2021


Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day was celebrated around the planet on April 25, 2021.
I headed out with my Zero Image 4x5 pinhole camera loaded with Fomapan 100 film.

It wasn't the best day, I woke up late, had a bad back, the light meter app which I use kept crashing and it was very very windy (30mph +).

The first shot I set up was off this windswept tree on Beachy head.

I had a light meter reading off f/8.0 - 1/250 - iso 100
Adjusting the f stop to f128 gave me my an exposure time of 1 second
Adding the reciprocity failure of the film gave me an exposure of 2 seconds.

I decided I wanted a longer exposure to add more motion to the reached out branches, so I added a 3 stop ND filter which gave me an exposure of 8 seconds, adding the reciprocity failure gave me a final exposure of 57 seconds.

Beachy Head Lighthouse
I decided on another wide angle shot here, which does push the lighthouse to look further away than it is.
I have shot a few pinholes here before, but never really been overly pleased with the results, I decided on a slightly different approach by making the foreground more of a thing in the image, still no totally happy with it, but I refer it to the others, so may try and improve on this in the future here.

Zero45 @25mm - Fomapan 100 - 2 second exposure. 

Belle Tout Lighthouse
My favourite shot I have had of this lighthouse was done on pinhole (can be seen here), I have tried different approaches with pinhole cameras here since, but they just are not what I'm after.
This photo is really not very good, but admittedly I wasn't expecting much for it. the wind was so strong up here that during the 20 second exposure I could see the camera wobbling about.
I had also underexposed the image, so a bit extra work in Lightroom was need to try and get something out of it.

Zero 45 @50mm - Fomapan 100 - 20 second exposure

I accidentally underexposed the above shot, then accidentally over exposed this shot...really wasn't the best day. This was a very quick set up shot, as time was getting late into the morning, I had hoped to get somewhere else but traffic was getting very busy.
So really not impressed with this shot.

Zero 45 @25mm - Fomapan 100 - 6 second exposure

Watch the video behind this shoot.

Kit used on this shoot

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