A Do-It-Yourself Guide
35 color illustrations, 175 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 06/29/2011
|There can be so much more to taking a picture than pressing a button, and the quirky, time-bending results of the pinhole camera will surely show your extended effort. In the age of digital everything, the counter-intuitiveness of the pinhole makes it a fun D.I.Y. art form that gains new audiences everyday. Made from oatmeal canisters, mint tins, or even a toilet paper roll, a future pinhole is likely sitting under your sink or in your pantry right now.
Pinhole Cameras author Chris Keeney provides a welcome blend of instruction and example in this illustration-filled book. A gallery of pinhole pictures is included, proving that these simple cameras take some serious shots and some funny ones too. Inexpensive, mistake-welcoming, and unconventional, pinhole cameras offer a fascinating and fun take on photography. Pinhole Cameras: A DIY Guide is perfect for the novice student, the practiced hobbyist, and anyone else interested in the do-it-yourself movement.
A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Chris Keeney is a professional photographer living and working in San Diego, California. Although schooled in analog film and paper photography, he now uses digital photographic processes in his professional work, but enjoys the spontaneity and creative freedom of making his own DIY pinhole cameras.
In the past five years Keeney has made a name for himself in the pinhole photography world by inventing numerous DIY pinhole cameras and giving instructions on how to make those cameras online. He also has published features on pinhole photographers from around the world on his website since 2007.
With his knowledge of pinhole photography, Keeney is a widely known and respected expert on the art of DIY pinhole photography. He also enjoys using vintage cameras as well as toy cameras to create images. His experimentation with these vintage and toy cameras has been published in books and on websites around the world.