Black Mage Posted July 19, 2010 Report Share Posted July 19, 2010 Out of curiosity: what purpose does the pinhole lens serve? Is it supposed to create a specific effect an ordinary lens cannot produce? Pinhole is the purest, most simple form of photography. By learning and understanding it (along with other historical processes) one gains a more rounded understanding of photography; its history, its present, and its future. It also has a certain artistic appeal, giving up some control. With pinhole you get a nearly infinite depth of field and you get loooong exposures. some of mine run into the five to ten minute mark, which I think more properly conveys time, which is an often overlooked spacial element in photography. People are always focused on capturing the moment, a single instant. What about long periods of time? Pinhole gives you the chance to capture a "temporal average" of a place in a span of time. It's more four dimensional, like cubism; which is to say you have the physical X and Y axes, the visual Z axis, and the conceptual time axis, all of which are displayed in a single image, all at once. A couple of more shots from my last test roll. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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