Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Still no luck with the light. There may be some sunny spells tomorrow, but for the the last couple of days it has been totally overcast. Also the snow is mentling. So the landscape looks rather dull. the only good thing is that it's very foggy today, so maybe I'll be able to capture the atmosphere.

In the meantime - hope you guys had a great Christmas and wishing you all the best for the New Year!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Where is the light?

So, here I am in the winter photography wondelralnd. It's all amazing, loads of snow, beautiful countryside. The only thing that is missing is the light! I had some good light on the first day and a little yesterday morning. Today it's pretty cloudy and I checked the weather forecast which is not looking much better. Oh well, I'm just going to relax and if the right moment comes I'll be ready to shoot.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Winter photography wonderland

Today I'm travelling to a real winter photography wonderland. I'll be spending Christmas in the countryside in the North which is currenlty covered in snow. I'll have to make sure to set up my White Balance correctly - there is nothing worse than a grey or blue snow!

I'm planning to take a lot of nature photographs, mainly landscape and close-ups. I'm hoping for some great frozen flowers and other plants. I'm also taking my analog camera with me with a black and white film, which should be justperfect for the winter shots.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pinhole photography

Pinhole photography is a technique of taking pictures with a camera obscura.

How does a pinhole camera work?

Light passes through a small diameter hole (pinhole sized, thus the name) formed on the opposite wall of an image. The brightness will be proportional to the brightness outside. If the hole is not sufficiently small, light on the matte screen creates a circle of size proportional to the size of a pinhole. Therefore, increasing the diameter of the pinhole reduces the sharpness of the image. Reducing the diameter of the pinhole improves the sharpness, but reduces it's brightness.

By selection the hole size will let enough light inside the camera to illuminate the photosensitive material (for exmaple fim or photographic paper). Resulting image is different from the image produced by modern cameras as it's more blurry (soft).

Depth of field in pinhole photography: Angular magnification is constant for subjects located in any distance from the camera, so the depth of field ranges from zero to infinity.