My first roll of b&w 35mm film in a pinhole camera
I’m using AristaEDU 400
got 11-15 photos out of the 24 possible on a regular camera.
I never expected to see light leaks, the Zero Image 135 I'm using being brand spanking new. I did consider light leaks in the film I ruined before this as a result of wind jamming. To release the tension, I found myself loosening the cover of the camera, possibly risking these light leaks.
The first round of exposures on this roll have limited leaks. It wasn't until I started nearing the mid-point to the end of the roll that leaking appears.
I include a link to a digital iPh camera exposure as a link for each photo. That is what I'm using to figure out the timing of my exposures. Also, I have a couple apps for calculating pinhole camera exposures. It still doesn't make sense when I get vastly different readings from the camera app and from the pinhole app.
This little camera has succeeded to get me off my butt and away from the television. Nothing like motivation. Truly exhausting work finding subjects to shoot. These negatives were scanned at a very low resolution 150DPI, so zooming in only reveals jaggies.
I hope to solve the light leak problem with a strip of black tape along the cover. This will allow me to loosen the cover if ever the winding spool gets tight and/or stuck.
The tree trunks are my favorite subject. These Griffith Park exposures were taken on the last few frames of the roll of film. The light leaks don't make too much sense to me as I wasn't having winding trouble. I would've liked this picture for framing, but…
It wasn't even all that hot on the day I took a photo of Kopper Keg. I would have to get a whole lot closer though. If I remember correctly, this one was a two second exposure.
The stairs was a mistake. However, I don't see too much movement. Opening the aperture is one of the challenges as I can't prevent nudging the camera. This one might've been good had I given it enough time and if that light leak problem was resolved.
I must've climbed to the top of the hill. I didn't have so much as a water bottle to hydrate. When I returned to my car, I saw a fruit vendor. He looked like an angel to me. Made for a nice lunch at the park.
When I attended middle school, the closest bus stop was at this corner where a small hotel already seemed to be a delapitate, abanded building. Wasn't until recently that this property got demolished.
Some artist, I don't know who, had the idea of painting the hotel, as well as the two pine trees on the curbside, completely white.