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Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

Black & White Magazine Pinhole And Plastic Camera Contest

I am very pleased that one of my images was selected for publication in this month’s Black & White Magazine’s ‘Pinhole and Plastic Camera Contest’. This photo is one I took a few years back at McConnell’s Mill State Park with a Zero pinhole camera using…..wait for it…..FILM…..which I developed in my basement and then scanned on a flatbed scanner in order to convert it to digital!

© Howard Grill

© Howard Grill

Shooting film with a pinhole camera is definitely fun, and part of that fun is not really knowing what you are going to get until the film is developed. But I haven’t done it in some time. These days, if I am going to shoot ‘pinhole’, I am apt to do it with a digital camera. While one looses that fun anticipation of waiting to see what you’re going to get, it is, nonetheless, easier than developing the film! And it also allows you to make adjustments in the field to get what you want in terms of framing and exposure. Pinhole photographs, whether film or digital, certainly have a character all their own.

by Howard G

© Howard Grill