Metropolitan Student Show

One of my photographs from the pinhole portfolio was accepted for this years student show. It will be my final student show at metropolitan community as I am no longer a student. The show opens at the newly built galley of the Elkhorn campus. Friday May 1st 4-8pm. This is a visual art show not just a photography show.


Abandoned Grill was accepted:

Hot Shops Show

Two of my pinhole photos were chosen to be hung at the Hot Shops down town. Specifically You can view them in the walk ways as you head toward the back of the building. One in the Hallway and one in the Alley Galleries. The show is being put on by the Metropolitan Photo Club. If you want to see my work in print and in person I suggest you go down to 1301 Nicholas Street, Omaha NE.

The two being shown are titled

School Desk

and Tub #3

The show is open from April 4th to April 30th 2009.

Building my Pinhole Camera

For my Photography Concepts class we all had to build a pinhole camera. After a failed mod of my broken beloved Fuji E900, I came up with the following design.

I faced a specific problem: most pinhole cameras have only one shot. You can expose the film or paper and go back and develop it, but when there is more than one opportunity for a great photograph, the only option would be to carry more than one camera. To avoid carrying a bag full of cameras, I came up with a solution. Over the course of six months, I designed and built a pinhole camera that uses regular 35 mm cartridges. I also wanted the advantage of being able to use large film for a larger image, so I combined three rolls of film, equally spaced, to give me a split image. With careful composition and positioning of the camera, the resulting split photograph can put together by the human brain. This gave me more freedom when choosing locations and subject matter. No longer was I limited to the short distances from the photo lab; I can take this camera hiking and get four to six exposures per set of three rolls of film giving me large format quality. Also I am able to switch out the film in the field, limited only by the number of canisters on hand and the available light.


Below are the build photos.