Pinhole Gallery

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A brief definition of pinhole photography

Pinhole photography could be made with a light tight box that has a pinhole at one end and light sensitive material at the opposite end. You don't need a lens to make a photograph.
The effect is that of an overall softness and endless depth of field. In other words the same degree of softness will be seen on a subject that is close to the camera as well as a subject that is far away. All this in the same photo.
Because the pinhole is so small some exposures may take up to 5 minutes or more. People passing in front of the camera on long exposures may not even be seen in the picture. Sometimes they will have a phantom transparent effect.
Pinhole photos remind me of the impressionist paintings such as the works of Monet, Manet, Pissarro and Van Gogh. The paintings have a softness that you can see in pinhole pictures, whether it's portraits or scenery.
For more details please refer to the world pinhole day website ( as well as the Stenopist website (