Sunday, February 27, 2011

what a let down!

Third roll of film from the pinhole camera resulted in: a lot of nothing. an entire roll of useless negatives, actually. I am planning on trying to use the negatives in some other sort of mixed media somethingorother.
An hour wasted waiting for least I got to see my sister and get a half priced cup of Starbuck's coffee!!
I'm thinking of giving it a rest, since I can't seem to figure this thing out. Clearly, the unknown of the pinhole is too frustrating for me at this point in my life.
Two post cards to get out into the mail tomorrow...wish I had accomplished more, though.
Monday's up, tomorrow...good luck, everyone! :)


  1. I think you need to use a light source, either a lamp or to be outdoors or have bright sun streaming in. As a camera with no flash inside needs light, so you would have to hold the 'aperture' open longer indoors but also be VERY steady so as not to get a blurry image.
    I am sorry it isn't working out for you. There is always scissors and paper, right?

  2. i hope you don't really think i'm taking pictures in the dark! :) how to work a camera isn't the problem...getting the hang of THIS camera is the problem. it's just frustrating that i went BACKWARDS...i at least got 6 shots out of the previous roll!

  3. Don't give up! Pinhole cameras can be very picky... I know from experience!!! I'm willing to share what I know if you'd like...but I've also learned not to give advice unless it's asked for (: Shot me an email if interested...

  4. Well, I have taken pictures in the dark. Remember Grandma's, you holding the kerosene lamp in the dark, moving slowly, while I held the aperture open?
    What light source did you use, though?

  5. Mostly I was trying shots of all that snow we had, so it was intensely bright 'off the snow' sunlight...probably all over exposed, if anything...that is what it is when the negatives come back orange, instead of black, right? some indoors, but at the window.