16 Pinhole

Extreme depth of field

Darren Constantino

The Idea

Experiment with pinhole photography by going back to basics and photographing without a lens Pinhole photography opens up a new world of possibilities. What makes a pinhole photo different? The depth of field is extreme. All parts of the image-near to far-are in focus. However, depending on factors such as the size of the hole, there is often a soft, ethereal quality to the photos. The longer exposures required can show movement, and the characteristic heavy vignetting often gives magical results. No other camera can achieve quite the same effect. Pinhole cameras can be as basic as a cereal box with a hole poked in it or as high-tech as a digital SLR with a pinhole body cap in place ...

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