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Images of the Month: The Beauty of Pinhole Photography

29 Jan 2013, 13:01 UTC
Images of the Month: The Beauty of Pinhole Photography
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On the weekend of the 14and 15 of July 2012 we held a pinhole photography event. This was led by the world renowned pinhole photographer Justin Quinnell. Justin has been teaching and practicing pinhole photography for twenty years and is a published author with his images appearing in feature films, NASA’s website, TV and many publications.

Justin Quinnell explains the wonders of pinhole photography (Image credit: Sinead McNicholl Armagh Planetarium)

During that weekend we had been very kindly sponsored by Red Bull who provided us with the necessary cans for the project. Thus we set out to make as many pinhole cameras as we could, using a can, some tape and photographic paper. These were to be five-month duration cameras which we hoped would take a photograph from the summer until the winter equinox (December 21). The result we were aiming for was an amazing picture on which the sun’s path was recorded each day.

Makeing a pinhole camera. The cans were sponsored by Red Bull (Image credit: Sinead McNicholl Armagh Planetarium)

At the time of making (July), I thought the time would never come around to take our cameras down, as ...

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