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Pinhole Photography [Paperback]

Eric Renner
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11 May 1999 0240803507 978-0240803500 2
Pinhole Photography is both an entertaining illustrated history and a practical handbook for this unique photographic technique. This revision of the successful how-to guide and illustrated history of pinhole photography has been expanded to include a new chapter on zone plates, as well as expanding the chapter on current work in pinhole photography. Many new illustrations and refinements throughout the text bring the book up to date.

In this digital age, more and more photographers are rediscovering traditional artistic methods. Detailed, easy-to-read chapters explain how to create pinhole cameras and images and how to manipulate pinhole images using a variety of photographic techniques.


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  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press; 2 edition (11 May 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0240803507
  • ISBN-13: 978-0240803500
  • Product Dimensions: 27.8 x 21.6 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 445,011 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Pinhole cameras make intriguing, somewhat diffused images, with great depth of field. If you've wondered how to make these images, you'll be fascinated by this book." - Popular Photography (Review of First Edition)

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This is the only comprehensive book on pinhole photography.
The only comprehensive book on pinhole photography. Includes more than 170 photographs and illustrations, in color and B+W. It is an entertaining history and a practical handbook. Included in the how-to chapter are directions on how to make and use pinhole cameras, explanations on avoiding common mistakes, calculating exposure times, charts and formulas for optimal pinhole expsures, making and measuring pinholes, filtering, various wide angle camera designs including wide angle, 1:1, telephoto, multiple pinhole, and extensive writings on the use of zone plates. Also includes lengthy chapters on the history of pinhole in art and science. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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This is the all around best book on the topic of Pinhole Photography that I have seen. It's long on explanations and samples of artwork; although, it's a bit weak on practical examples and experiments.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The 'bible' of pinhole photography 10 Dec 1998
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If you only buy one book on pinhole photography, this is the one to get. It provides the background, the basics of how to do it, and plenty of examples of the diversity and richness of expression within this area of photography.
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I'm starting out in Pinhole photography and looked around for something that would give me a good grounding. To be honest, I haven't even got to the section that deals with actually making your own camera (I'm only half way through)... the first half all looks at the history of pinholes and how they have been, and still are, used. This is well researched, full of illustrations, and gives a kind of how-to grounding that many how-to manuals don't ever achieve. I'd recommend this to anyone with an interest in capturing light!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful historical resource, not a "how-to" book. 5 Dec 2004
By Robert G. Hartley - Published on Amazon.com
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When I first received this book, I was a bit disappointed. I'm just starting out in pinhole photography, and I wanted my hand held while learning the ins and outs of this new skill. This book doesn't do that. After it sat around for a few days, I picked it back up and started actually reading it. What the book DOES, is give you a wonderful historical perspective of this most unusual and artistic art form...because that's what pinhole photography is, an art. Photography in general, especially digital photography, is SO controlled and SO exact, that it's lost a lot of it's magic. While certain scientific aspects of pinhole photography can exert a meaningful amount of control over the subject at hand, in it's heart of hearts it is still a wild and free spirit making images however and wherever it desires. Where else can you make an image by putting a piece of film in your MOUTH and using your lips as the aperture? Where else can you make a camera out of a shopping bag, a purse, a hole in the ground, a red pepper? (Dark red works best by the way.) This book gives you all these examples along with rich and varied historical perspective into this most fascinating aspect of the photographic world. If you are a serious pinhole photographer (...or have intentions of being one), you owe to yourself to read this book. It's not a "how to" book by any means, but it is a "where you came from" book of the 1st degree.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The 'bible' of pinhole photography 10 Dec 1998
By Gregg Kemp - Published on Amazon.com
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If you only buy one book on pinhole photography, this is the one to get. It provides the background, the basics of how to do it, and plenty of examples of the diversity and richness of expression within this area of photography.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate history and reference 4 Mar 2005
By Sam Hunter - Published on Amazon.com
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Fabulous book. I, like other reviewers it would seem, got a bit bogged down in the early chapters that cover the history and science that led to pinhole photography. I just really wanted to get to the "how to make a pinhole camera" part. However, having read all the other chapters, when I did get to the "how to" section, I now understood the physics behind the technique, and was therefore able to design a camera to do exactly what I want it to do - a clever way to get you there. The book is also loaded with diagrams and photos, both of equipment and of actual photography. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The most incredible photography book I have ever read! 6 May 2002
By Steven Popovitch - Published on Amazon.com
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When I ordered this book, I expected it would cover the basics of pinhole photography, and it does. What I didn't expect was that the book would grab me and kept me under the spell with its incredible narration of pinhole history, practitionners experiments and techniques, and also beautiful pictures.
Eric Renner manages to write a very deep, but yet fun to read prose where he quotes many famous and obscure figures. You get to hear the words Leonardo da Vinci or Plato, but also the thought processes of the photographer (among many others) who build 120 pinholes, put them in a waterproof container with instruction of use and set them at sea with a return address. This book if chock full of fun ideas for the people who like to tinker with things and build cameras out of anything, from a matchbox to a hole in the ground (and you can also make a pinhole camera with your mouth or fist...
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book about pinhole photogrpahy ever written 9 Jan 1998
By jkellar@interart.com - Published on Amazon.com
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Everthing you would ever want to know about pinhole and lens-less photogaphy, and then some. If you are into pinhole photogaprhy this book is a must.
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