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Organized into four galleries
The Populist, a camera everyone can make (pdf, 1.8MB, 12 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches)
Pinholiness, an alternative approach to photography. (A narrated slide show in Flash format.) I was asked by a colleague to give a talk on pinhole photography to the Oshkosh Southwest Noon Rotary. This is a live recording of the presentation. (32 minutes)
Pinhole of Nature (.pdf - 1.8MB) Modeled after William Henry
Fox Talbot's great work The Pencil of Nature, it's my take on
the famous questions "Why pinhole?," What pinhole?," and
"What-me-pinhole?." I wrote this piece in order to have something
to talk about when I was asked to make a presentation at the Minnesota
Center for Photography's Annual Pinhole Photography forum in 2003.
Historical articles on pinhole photography Here are some articles on pinhole photography from the late 19th and early 20th century and some other historical references.
A guide for teachers (pdf - 1MB) An Adobe Acrobat file of a book I did in 1991 under an Eisenhower grant to use pinhole photography to teach aspects of physical science. The rest of the project didn't work out so well, but the book covers a lot of how pinhole photography works and how to do it. (51 pages) Acrobat Reader 4.0 or better is required to read this file. You can download it free from Adobe.
How to build a pinhole camera. (pdf -108k) An Adobe Acrobat file. An updated version of the directions in the book. The resulting camera looks like the picture above.
Many people have
trouble visualizing a positive image from looking at a negative.
A tripod sure makes it easier to point your camera. A platform to attach the camera to a tripod is easy to make.
For more information on Pinhole photography visit the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day web site
For an interactive discussion forum about Pinhole Photography visit Tom Persinger's site:F/295
The handouts are in Adobe Acrobat format. You will need to download and install the Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to read them.You can download it free from Adobe.
Elementary Education Majors