Wednesday, January 25, 2023

One ring to rule them all

I still need more practice with the Toyo 4x5 view camera, but I'm pleased with the result.
Toyo 45A 4x5 view camera, 1/8 sec @ f16. ILFORD HP5-400 black & white film. Developed at home in ILFORT DD-X.

This photograph was made using a Harman Titan pinhole camera with a 110mm f250 cone. The exposure was about 8 seconds. Unfortunatly I scratched the film, got fingerprints on it, and it had a lot of dust on it. I was able to cleanup a lot of it in Adobe Lightroom. I'm happy with the result.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Pinhole photography

This is a still life of some dark room equipment. I took this photograph with a Harman Titan 4x5 Pinhole camera and the 110mm cone. The cone has an f250 aperture. Pinhole photography produces very different results than an ordinary camera. Photographs made with a pinhole camera can take on an almost surreal appearance with a soft focus. One of the qualities of a pinhole photograph is that the foreground, middle ground, and background all have the same focus.
Harman Titan 4x5 Pinhole camera, 110mm cone f250, 16 minutes, ILFORD HP5-400. Developed in DD-X. Arvada, Colorado. January 10, 2023.


Film photography with a Pentax 67 and a #3 Red filter. I used ILFORD HP5-400 black and white film. Because the filter soaks up 3 stops I metered with ISO-50 and settled on f16 @ 1/250. Developed at home in ILFORD DD-X developer.
Arvada, Colorado. January 7, 2023.