By Jeff Greene /
The last Sunday of every April is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, which is this Sunday, April 29th.
The day is set aside each year to celebrate the wonders of images created by pinhole camera or, camera obscura. The WPPD site offers plenty of information regarding the history, technique, and construction of pinhole cameras and also has a gallery where photographers can upload their photos and view each others’ work.
The only stipulation is that photographs must be created with a pinhole camera sometime on April 29th, 2009.
Pinhole cameras can be constructed from most any container that can be made light-tight. Cameras have been fashioned from oatmeal boxes, pringle cans, large trucks, and even an airplane hanger!. It’s photography at it’s most basic and a welcome respite from today’s high-tech gadgetry.
If you miss this years event, the next Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day will be Sunday, April 30, 2010.
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