Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD) 2024

May 13, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

terraPIN ACME, 3d-printed Pinhole CameraterraPIN ACME3d-printed Pinhole Camera As for WPPD 2023 I decided to take out a single camera for the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2024. I really like the results I get out of my 3d-printed terraPIN ACME medium format camera. I made its pinhole by pushing the tip of a tiny needle into a sheet of aluminum harvested from a can of soda (pop for Buffalonians). I did not push it through, just pushed it in enough to create a bump on the other side. Then I sanded that bump off until a tiny hole showed up against the window. If you're interested in the whole background story, feel free to head back to my Custom Made Pinhole for a 3d Printed Pinhole Camera post from 2021.

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Steam Locomotive, Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD) 2024,
Pinhole photography with terraPIN ACME on Fuji Acros 100 black and white negative film, D-23

Why do I like this camera so much? It's simple, small, lightweight and I get results I like from it. For a handmade pinhole it produces images that are very "sharp" in the center. Yet, it often vignettes quite a bit and not just by light falloff but also by blurring the edges. I am sure there is an explanation for it, but I find it curious. It makes the images look as if I was using an f/2.8 lens and not an f/208 pinhole.

Steam Locomotive Wheels, WPPD 2024.Steam Locomotive WheelsWPPD 2024

Steam Locomotive Wheels, Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD) 2024,
Pinhole photography with terraPIN ACME on Fuji Acros 100 black and white negative film, D-23

The whole week leading into the WPPD 2024 the forecast called for a very nice partially cloudy day. However, I woke up to a completely overcast dark day instead and it was supposed to go from bad to worse, from a drizzle to a downpour. And the progression happened rather quickly. Soon after leaving home, it started coming down rather generously. Instead of going straight to the beach we stopped for lunch as a delay tactics. Good food helped, and the stalling seemed to have worked.

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Train Car Suspension, Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD) 2024,
Pinhole photography with terraPIN ACME on Fuji Acros 100 black and white negative film, D-23

Still, instead of continuing to the beach I figured we could stop at the train depot that was literally around the corner, just in case the sprinkler kicked in soon. I had photographed the location before but not much and never with a pinhole camera. It was an opportunity for a new take on the location. With the wide angle of the terraPIN ACME and with the dual vignetting of the camera I elected to go mostly for close-up details of the railroad scenery. And the weather had some mercy and it only drizzled.

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Driftwood, Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD) 2024,
Pinhole photography with terraPIN ACME on Fuji Acros 100 black and white negative film, D-23

As you can see from the last photograph, we did eventually make it to the beach, but it was pouring by that time. I had 4 frames left on the roll of 12 and really wanted to finish the roll to be able to develop it and see and share the results "quickly". After fifteen minutes of so in the car I decided to act and brave the elements. I was sloppy though and lacked excitement and only added one sharable frame, the one above. That leaves an opportunity to go pinholing again when the weather forecast looks good by looking out of the window.

Enjoy The Beauty That Surrounds You! #etbtsy

More of my Pinhole Photography ...

In and Out of Water, Sturgeon Point on Lake Erie, NY. Photographed with TerraPIN ACME pinhole camera on Fuji Acros II black and white film.In and Out of WaterWPPD 2023 Flooded Jagged Gaps, Sturgeon Point on Lake Erie, NY. Photographed with TerraPIN ACME pinhole camera on Fuji Acros II black and white film.Flooded Jagged GapsWPPD 2023 Down Smoke Creek, Green Lake, Orchard Park, NY. Photographed with TerraPIN ACME pinhole camera on Fuji Acros II black and white film.Down Smoke CreekWPPD 2023


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