Getting ready for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD)

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (Sunday 27th April) has come round again so quickly it seems and I have a new toy to use this year. Last year I used a homemade bodycap pinhole on my Canon DSLR and this year I have something similar but purchased. I will be using a Wanderlust Pinwide on my Olympus OM-D E-M5 Micro Four Thirds camera.

The advantage of using the Pinwide is that MFT cameras are of course mirrorless and so the bodycap with the pinhole can be recessed into the camera without fouling anything. This gives a 22mm (35mm equivalent) focal length compared to approximately 50mm on my Canon bodycap pinhole.

Heres one I prepared earlier.

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My image for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2013

wppd_bryanwaddington-thmI almost forgot to take a pinhole photograph for WPPD! I was in North Wales visiting family and had actually been taking photos of trees a couple of times during the day, but forgot to take a pinhole photograph even though I had mentioned it to my daughter. It wasn’t until I was driving home late in the evening that I remembered. As soon as I got home I dived out with my camera (DSLR with homemade body cap pinhole) and tripod into one of the alleys between the Victorian terraced houses where I live, and this is the image I chose.

If you submitted a pinhole photograph to the WPPD website I would love to hear from you, leave a comment below and include a link to you image.

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