Saturday, March 5, 2011
National Pinhole Photography Day
Eleventh Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day
News Release from the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day
The Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD) celebrates its eleventh edition. The international event that promotes the fantasy, art, fun and experience of lens-less photography, will occur on April 24, 2011 and expects to break last year's record that saw the participation of over 3400 photographers from all over the world. Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day is always the last Sunday in April.
In 2011. Since this is also Easter Sunday, for 2011 only, we will accept pinhole photographs taken between April 23 and May 1.
Everyone in the world is invited to take a picture with a pinhole camera during between April 23 and May 1 and upload it to http://www.pinholeday.org. One photo by each artist will become part of the internet's premier pinhole photography gallery.
WHAT IT IS
Pinhole photos are taken without a lens but simply through a small hole, about the size of the period at the end of a sentence. Photos can be made using regular cameras, including digital, fitted with a pinhole aperture. Refined results can be obtained using pinhole cameras purposely made for the lens-less photography. It is creative, funny and educational to use a self-made camera from ordinary items such as shoe boxes, peeled tomato cans or tea boxes. Any container that can be made light-tight can become a pinhole camera.
An increasing number of people are showing interest in the exciting practice of pinhole photography. In 2001, 291 pinhole photographers from 24 countries took part in the web exhibition. Last year they were 3449 from 70 countries.
Anyone want to participate? I have some extra pinhole cameras.
Call me and let's get this party started. 903.783.1132