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Pinhole Photography

From Historic Technique to Digital Application, 4th Edition

By Eric Renner

© 2008 – Focal Press

260 pages

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About the Book

A respected guide for creatives, artists and photographers alike, Pinhole Photography is packed with all the information you need to understand and get underway with this wonderfully quirky, creative technique. Covering pinhole photography from its historical roots, pinhole expert Eric Renner, founder of pinholeresource.com, fully explores the theory and practical application of pinhole in this beautiful resource.
Packed with inspiring images, instructional tips and information on a variety of pinhole cameras for beginner and advanced photographers, this classic text now offers a new chapter on digital imaging and more in depth how-to coverage for beginners, as well as revised exposure guides and optimal pinhole charts.
With an expanded gallery of full-color photographs displaying the creative results of pinhole cameras, along with listings of workshops, pinhole photographer's websites, pinhole books and suppliers of pinhole equipment, this is the one guide you need to learn the craft and navigate the industry.

Reviews

"[O]ne of the greatest photography reference books I have seen in a very long time. [T]his book is absolutely bursting with information. Even just taking a quick flip through the pages and seeing the over 300 images by more than 100 artists, it is almost daunting to think that the entire book is written solely on the topic of pinhole photography. But Renner does skimp on anything.. If you are looking for an in-depth explanation of pinhole photography, a detailed show-and-tell of how to create your own pinhole camera, or would like to advance your pinhole photography to the next level, this book is an incredible resource and certainly one every photographer should have."---HolgaBlog.com

Table of Contents

Pinhole's History in the Exploration of Science and Ideology; Pinhole's History in the Exploration of Art; Pinhole's Revival; The Body as Camera, The Room as Camera Obscura; The Basic How-To of Pinhole Photography; The Advanced How-To of Pinhole Photography; Alternative Apertures: Zone Plates and Slits; Digital Imaging with Pinholes, Zone Plates and Alternatives; The Changing Pinhole Image; Resources; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHO024000
PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques / Digital (see also COMPUTERS / Digital Media / Photography)

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