29 maart 2015

Here is something to enjoy on a quiet Sunday afternoon and to get inspired again:

"Portrait of Nature by photographer Nobuyuki Kobyashi". 

See the documentary video on Vimeo

(source: http://vimeo.com/91495217)

27 februari 2015

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day - this year on Sunday April 26th, 2015

The Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD) is an annual event at the last Sunday in April. This year it will be on Sunday April 26th. 

Everyone is invited to make/use a (simple) pinhole camera and make a pinhole image on the last Sunday in April. Everyone can post one image in the gallery on the site and view all the other entries (see also: http://www.pinholeday.org/participate/)There will also be all kinds of local events all over the world, also suitable for non-experienced pinhole photographers. You'll find a list on the site or you can post your own local activity.
And remember: you still have over a month to tinker up a simple pinhole camera and get some film or photo paper to shoot with. Need help, tips or inspiration? Check this out: http://www.pinholeday.org/support/


What is WPPD about?
New to pinhole photography or WPPD?
Anyone, anywhere in the world, who makes a pinhole photograph on the last Sunday in April, can scan it and upload it to this website where it will become part of the annual Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day celebration's online gallery.” 

There will be several workshops all around the world on this day. You don’t have to have experience or a pinhole camera yourself, there are often extra cameras available to use (but ask in advance). You can locate a local event here:http://www.pinholeday.org/events/index.php

24 februari 2015

Pinhole Landscapes (2)

I live outside a small town at the "Veluwe" in the middle of The Nertherlands. It's a very large area with fields, woods, heather and small streams. Close to my home there are some planes ruled by nature. There is a small stream called "Egelbeek" (= Hedgehog stream) that originates close by and is needed to transport the rain away. Nature's natural transport of water in this area!!

I like to wander around with my panorama pinhole camera and take images along this small stream. I used a 6x18 cm Natasha wooden pinhole camera loaded with expired Fuli RVP 120 roll film (= Velvia 50 ASA slide film). All images are straight scans without any Photoshop adjustments.

(sheep gracing the fields, exposure 40 sec.)

(Egelbeek upstream, exposure 40 sec.)

(Egelbeek, exposure 40 sec.)