A quick and dirty post today about what, I think, was basically a bit of a failed experiment. As well as loving pinhole photography I also love music, and I was really fortunate that the might Kraftwerk played at a festival about 30 miles away from where I live. So, I headed off for a day of sun and music…and of course took a pinhole camera.
For some reason, I decided to take one of my less used pinhole cameras. This is a 35mm cardboard camera, which came as a bundle with a book (Create Your Own Pinhole Camera). I replaced the supplied pinhole with a electron microscopy grid (and yes…I will, if you are lucky, post about those grids some time soon) as I found the images a little less sharp than desirable.
I also decided to load the camera with DIY redscale film, made using Agfa Vista Plus 200 (which is available very cheaply in the UK at the moment). Making the red scale is really easy, all you need is an old film canister (or a reusable one) and just flip the emulsion round. You might need a changing bag but in this case I did not as I could swap round the orientation of the film cans in the camera.
As you’ll see from the shots, the redscale hasn’t scanned so well, and the camera had a bit of a light leak so all in all I’d call this a failed experiment. Its worth posting though. Happy shooting kids!