Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Pinhole Camera Experiments

I got a very inexpensive cap for my camera that turns my digital SLR into a kind of pinhole camera. Pinhole cameras have no lens. You can make one out of an oatmeal box and old fashioned film...but I'm all digital. This turned out to be fun. It's hard if not impossible to get photos that are not slightly blurred but you get infinite depth of field. For these photos I put my camera on the ground in a field of tiny wildflowers only about an inch high. Some of these flowers were practically right next to the camera-- far far closer than you can ever get with a lens, making it great for artistic macro shots. The Photoshopping in these was quite minimal.

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