Today is World Pinhole Photography Day, so I thought I’d have a play with a camera that I’ve had kicking around for a while. Unfortunately, I suspect that it’s because I’ve had it for over a year, and left it out a bit too close to a sunny window, that I got the results I did.
I took my Stenoflex camera out to a local country park to take photos. Now one thing it doesn’t mention anywhere in the packaging is how fiddly it is to change pieces of photographic paper. I knew this, and had bought a changing bag. That’s effectively a completely black bag with room for your hands to change things like film, in complete darkness. To be honest, if you want to take more that a single photo when you’re out and about, you need one of these.
Photos taken I went into the darkroom (aka my bathroom) to develop the prints. Unfortunately, of the ten shots, five were completely exposed, and the other five had – let’s say – an ethereal quality.
Actually, I quite like them in spite of that.
As I say, I think that even though my paper was properly kept in its dark packaging, at some point last summer it sat far too close to a sunny window, and that’s probably part of the difficulty I had with it.
Anyway, here are the results!