Once in a while, it is time to bethink the beginning. Just like we celebrate our birthdays, we can pay tribute to the cradle of photography, the camera obscura. As photography is not a spring chicken anymore, the party starts off slow: in the form of the Pinhole Day which is taking place for the 13th time today. Everybody who is interested in pinholes and long exposures is cordially invited to join the celebration. The only condition for the participation is a pinhole camera, no matter whether it is analogue, digital, self-built or bought.
Photographs taken with a camera obscura today can be uploaded to the website of the “Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day” until May 31st. The upload conditions are: one picture per user, jpeg-format with a maximum edge length of 700 pixels and 180 KB file size at most; bigger files will be downsized. As a result, until approximately one month after the Pinhole Day a worldwide picture gallery emerges like a birthday photo album for pinhole photography.
Date: April 28th 2013
Occasion: appreciation of pinhole photography