I’m spending these rainy days in Portland going through my catalog of pinhole images. I came across these that I made with the Titan 4×5 pinhole camera while staying along the Salmon River at the base of Mt Hood. I love this camera. It’s quite sharp for pinhole and while some people don’t like their pinhole images to be sharp, I do like it in my 4×5 images. I have plenty of others that have that pinhole blur that I also love.
I know I’ve discussed the ‘why’s and ‘hows’ of pinhole photography in earlier posts, so all I’m going to say about it here is that you should try it. I made my first image about 10 years ago. It’s the one I use as my blog header. That image was featured on the BBC photo page for Worldwide Pinhole Photography day in 2010. It’s still my favorite image made on my Zero Image 6×9 pinhole camera. That was my first pinhole camera and now, at last count, I have 14. Yep 14! Some I don’t use any more for various reasons: too hard to load or too cumbersome to carry. Also, when Kodak changed their numbering on the film some of those numbers no longer show up in the red counter window. That is annoying. Shame on Kodak.
(I used Ilford 400 spend film and developed at home in Ilfosol 3 in a MOD54 tank)