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    9 creative photo ideas to try in April

    | Photography Tips | 01/04/2014 00:01am
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    Creative photo ideas for April: 08 Shoot a pinhole image

    Creative photo ideas for April: 08 Shoot a pinhole image

    Worldwide Pinhole Day hits on 27 April. Designed to promote pinhole photography around the world, the dedicated website at www.pinholeday.org allows anyone to scan in and upload their best pinhole pictures in honour of this auspicious event.

    Worldwide Pinhole Day is a celebration of those who knock up their own pinhole camera and shoot on film, but with a bit of basic DIY photography, you can turn your SLR into a digital pinhole camera with minimum fuss.

    SEE MORE: How to make a digital pinhole… and then make it telephoto

    All you need is a spare body cap, an aluminium drinks can and a few basic tools, including a drill, a needle and some black electrical tape.

    Click here to find all our step-by-step guides to pinhole photography!

    The results you’ll get from your digital pinhole camera won’t be in sharp focus, and you’ll have to use the camera’s on-screen histogram to set the exposure, so it can take a while to get results you’ll be happy with.

    You can, of course, also recreate the effect in Photoshop – but you’ll find it’s much more fun doing the pinhole thing for real.

    SEE MORE: Restore old photos – how to rescue vintage prints and family pictures

    Get started today
    * Use a tripod to steady your camera when shooting with your pinhole body cap in place, as exposures will be long.
    * In terms of exposure, there’s no aperture to adjust, and you’ll need to work in Manual mode. Try setting a shutter speed of around 10 seconds with the ISO set to 100, and take a test shot. If the image is too dark, dial in a slower shutter speed or higher ISO. If it’s too bright, use a shorter exposure time.

    Creative photo ideas for April: 01 Shoot a natural history sequence
    Creative photo ideas for April: 02 Shoot family portraits with a twist
    Creative photo ideas for April: 03 Shoot oil and water abstracts
    Creative photo ideas for April: 04 Shoot numbers in nature
    Creative photo ideas for April: 05 Shoot a street scene collage
    Creative photo ideas for April: 06 Shoot a single theme
    Creative photo ideas for April: 07 Shoot a war reenactment
    Creative photo ideas for April: 08 Shoot a pinhole image
    Creative photo ideas for April: 09 Shoot baby birds

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