Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

With Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day coming up this Sunday, I hope you are all getting ready for a day of pinhole goodness! This seems like a good time to give you some of the best places on the web to help with your pinhole photography in advance of the day itself.

The first place we have to visit on this little tour is the official Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day website:

They have all the information about the day, including how, where, and when to upload your photos, as well as an event finder, allowing you to find any events that are being organised in your area. The resources page is great source of information for anyone looking to expand their pinhole knowledge and skills. You can also view the galleries from the previous 10 years of WPPD. 

Next up is the ever popular Believe In Film site:

If you have a Twitter or Flickr account, then you’ve probably come across the ’#believinfilm' hash-tag. The community that has been pulled together by that one little tag is immense, and it’s still growing. If you have a question about any aspect of film photography, want to know where you can get film stock or equipment, or just want to show of your own awesome film photos, then Believe In Film is the place to be. On the site you can use the ‘rare film finder’ to locate and purchase various types of film, or join in the ongoing discussions by following them on Twitter.

I’d also recommend visiting Old School Photo Lab:

They’ve already pledged themselves to all budding pinhole photographers this weekend, so if you need you film processing, I’d recommend checking them out. As they say; “We’re thrilled that people are coming back to film. We never left!”

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And if you’re yet to build your pinhole camera, and you’re wondering where to start, here a a couple of kits you might want to check out. The above kit gives you all the pieces to make a 'snap-together’ 35mm pinhole camera, whilst the one below teaches you the basics and gives you various templates to make yourself. Click the pictures to view them on Amazon.

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But don’t forget, if you have access to a darkroom of any sort, the easiest pinhole camera you can make is just a box with a hole in it, loaded with some photographic paper.

I look forward to seeing all your shots this weekend, happy shooting!


These are 2 photos of my father and grandfather from the early 1960’s. I’ve been scanning boxes of slides mostly taken by my father with his Kodak Brownie, that were never made into prints. This is one of the things I love about analogue photography. Finding photos like these that are special because they were so rare. But moments don’t seem so rare these days when they’re constantly photographed, or being recorded. It’s a little sad, but without our current photographic technology I also wouldn’t have been able to scan the slides in the first place. I hope to live in the balance. Preserve, and embrace.