Sunday, 28 April 2013

Project 52: Week 17 - Pinhole Photography

This week's photo was always going to be a bit of a challenge. Pinhole photography is something that really interests me, I'd love to play around with 'proper' photography; I didn't really get into photography until digital cameras became cheap enough for me to have one of my own. I used to be fascinated by my Grampy's big SLR film camera which was just too heavy for me when I was younger.

Suffice to say, pinhole photography wasn't going to be something that I could actually do for this week's challenge. So then I just had to come up with something that would be a suitable alternative. I was considering trying to take a photo of something through some sort of pinhole, but I never got around to actually playing with that.

Then I started working on my knitting towards the end of the week. I've mentioned before that I'm a bit lazy when it comes to sewing everything together, but that actually gave me my inspiration for this week's photo. I know that technically they're needles, not pins but I think it's close enough.

Week 17: Pinhole Photography
I too this using the Macro setting on my camera. I forgot that this meant that I couldn't play around with the white balance quite as much, knowing that now I might have played around with taking it with the usual settings because that saves it in RAW so I can fiddle more afterwards. I did take a few in my usual settings but I liked where the focus fell in this one.

It was hard arranging the needles because as soon as I touched them, they all because statically charged and kept on sticking to each other. On the whole though, I'm quite pleased with this. I like that I used the theme as an inspiration for the picture rather than as the actual photo itself.

Next week the theme is Worn Out. I'm thinking that might end up being a photo of Tara. We take her for a good long walk and that's her worn out for pretty much the rest of the day. So I'll have plenty of opportunities for a photo of that!


  1. I am a lazy digital camera picture taker, but I so love it and have a pretty good eye for composition. Maybe I can learn something here. Ii also think your X post is really good.

    1. Hi, thanks for stopping by.

      I've just checked out your blog and I like your photos, I've followed you back. Looking forward to seeing more of your pictures. :-)


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