I began analog photography very shortly after I took interest in photography as a hobby. It was a really beneficial way to learn the fundamentals, and depend on my knowledge rather than the “digital safety net.”
The pinhole camera has been a classic DIY project for students discovering photography for many decades. If you want to get a deeper appreciation for the basic DNA of a camera, build a pinhole camera. Pinhole cameras are bare-bones cameras; they consist of a black box, a place to put photo-sensitive material, and a pinhole-sized opening that projects a faint image on light-sensitive material. Stripped of the bells and whistles, all cameras—film and digital—follow this design. Some (OK, almost all) cameras are more advanced. But DIY is making a comeback, especially among millennials, so, let’s make a pinhole camera!
“…going into your shoot with some sort of story that you want to tell can be a great way to help you keep a good flow and have those 36 exposures count.”
Hi everyone,In the spirit of all things analog being featured this month, one lucky La Noir Image subscriber will be the winner of our current giveaway: two packs of Fujifilm Instax Mini Monochrome. This film can be used to great effect with a number of really cool cameras. You can shoot pinholes with this using…
Tomoki Momozono uses black and white in an effort to tell a story about a Punk Rocker.
It’s a popular method used by many filmmakers.
Where a lot of portrait photographers end up failing at first is saying that they want to shoot portraits and then not realizing that it’s a full creative and collaborative process.
“…I want to combine Mary Ellen Mark’s gentleness with Albert Watson’s intensity.”
“These days, there are a lot of people carrying cameras around all the time. But not everyone is a photographer, and here’s why…”
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