This weekend you will be photographing using a pinhole attachment on your DSLR. Below are some examples from students in the past, and here are a few tips:
- The subject of your photos is up to you, however keep these things in mind:
- Choose subjects with high contrast
- Choose subjects that do not move
- Start your exposures at 100 ISO, and try about 15 seconds for your first exposure. If it is too dark, double that. If it is over exposed, cut the time in half
- Keep your ISO down as much as possible – too much grain will translate into an image that looks very soft and will lack any details
- Your exposures will be too long to hand-hold! Make sure the camera is stable and secure. Set it down on a good flat rock or other stable surface. Better yet, use a tripod!
- Use a remote if possible to keep from knocking the camera around, but you can also use the self-time to help that too. If the camera is bumped when you press the shutter (as it would be!) it will look like the image isn’t in focus, even though it is
- You won’t be able to see much through the camera, so shoot a lot, and look at the results on the back screen critically to adjust your composition.