Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

In Photography by Steve

For the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day on 29th April 2018 I decided to head out to Stones of the Yarra Valley for sunrise. In my Vermeer Cameras, wooden panoramic pinhole camera I still had a full roll of Kodak T-Max 400 less the first two frames I had taken at home. This was still the first roll of film for this camera as I was still working it out. Here it is posing for the WPPD post.

This is the image I upload to the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day web site.

I like the sprocket look, just need to lift the framing a little. I really enjoyed shooting with this camera, so many things to consider before committing to the shot and so simple in the end, open the shutter count, close the shutter what could be simpler.

Below is the rest of the roll, I only ended up with 13 frames, the frame size is 24 x 65 which is double the 35mm frame size. I had one frame blank, forgot i had already wound on days before and there was large gaps between frames, I need to work on how far to wind on between frames.

Posted in shot order, with shutter speed.

Nine minutes and fifteen seconds

Seven minutes fifteen seconds

One second

thirty four seconds

five seconds

ten seconds

two seconds

five seconds

one second

not recorded

three seconds

half a second

You get to see the sprockets due to how I digitised the roll, using my Canon 5d3 and a light box. I then import them into Lightroom and treat them as I would any other image.

Full camera details;

35mm ultra wide pinhole camera (panoramic)

  • Focal length 26mm
  • Aperture 0.15mm
  • F-Stop f/187
Description (from the maker)

Wooden panoramic pinhole camera. This version is flat plane- camera is ulta wide- angle of view 106 degrees. Film is transported from canister to canister ( take up canister has flipped spool). Body made from stained sycamore wood. Camera has 0,15mm laser drilled pinhole aperture, frame size is 24x65mm. Also sliding shutter and 1/4 inch tripod socket. Second one socket for vertical shots added Film advancing is very easy- two turns per frame. I installed second winding knob for better film tension control.