Experimental Photography Processing : Experimental Photography: Pinhole Camera Cyanotype


This image right here is a 4 X 5 pinhole image.
This is a negative that I put in a wooden Pinhole Camera. It’s basically a lens-less
camera with just an aperture that makes an image like this. Pinhole photography is very
near and dear to me because it’s really in some ways just a beautiful thing. You don’t
need an expensive camera. You can make a Pinhole camera from an oatmeal box. I’ve seen people
make Pinhole cameras from oatmeal boxes, from suitcases to apartment buildings to moving
vans. Your imagination, it’s really, it’s up to you what you want to do. But this was
a Cyanotype that I coded and exposed out in the sun. So originally it was the color blue
that this image is but what I did with this image was a little bit different, in that
I toned it in heat. So it, the blue kind of bleached out and the tea-tone took more and
more affect in it. In here you can kind of see some veining and it really gave it a very
antique look to this image.

2 Replies to “Experimental Photography Processing : Experimental Photography: Pinhole Camera Cyanotype”

  1. I'm confused, You point to the finished picture which looks like a positive to me and say "This is a negative" then, elude to exposing it in the sun as a cyanotype positive, then say, "this was a cyanotype" that you then toned. What is it now, a hybrid "Pinotonotype"? Still a cyanotype, right, just toned?
    Did you expose a cyanotype paper inside a pnhole camera or did you take a regular silver based pinhole negative and make a regular cyanotype no different from any other cyanotype wth or without a pinhole camera? If you put a sheet of cyanotype paper in a pinhole camera, such that it would more fit the video title, what was the pinhole size and what was the exposure time? Any time difference between the Cyanotype paper in the camera and standard B&W film? How long would exposing the cyanotype negative in that latter case to get a positive print on another cyanotype paper then be?
    Please clarify. Thank you in advance.

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