What’s old is cool: Solarcan brings back extreme-time pinhole exposures

What’s old is cool: Solarcan brings back extreme-time pinhole exposures

At an event where the very latest bleeding-edge cameras were present – like the medium-format, image-stabilized Fujifilm GFX100 and the seamlessly stitching Ricoh Theta Z1 360 cam – one product stuck out like a sore thumb at The Photography Show: the Solarcan. 

“Some of the pro photographers are really struggling to understand that we’ve brought it back to basics,” says Sam Cornwell, who along with wife Beverley is the driving force behind this extreme-time exposure camera.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.