Let There Be Light – Day 5

Day 5 brings us memories of last September – Culross, Fife by Ali Millar.

The Noon woden pinhole camera captures the delecate textures and scenes from the Pier to the Abbey as a Sunday summer photowalk wound up the hill through the historic village.

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Let There Be Light – Day 3

Day 3. Where has all the music gone? by Olive Dean. A set of pinhole photographs of the Saughton Bandstand lead the ever present shadow of the viewer towards the empty stucture. Nostalgic and a little eerie, the works explore the newly restored pavillion.

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O Dean Pinhole

Let There Be Light – Day 2

Day 2 brings us the work of Donald Tainsh – Timescapes .

Donald takes the pinhole camera on excursion – an adapted 35mm film camera is mounted on a bicycle and operated remotely by cable release.

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bike pinhole
Bodycap pinhole image from bike-mounted 35mm camera, D Tainsh.

Let There Be Light – Part 1

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As we celebrate all things pinhole photography in the month leading up to Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day on the Sunday the 26th of April our exhibition opens online! New work will be added each day.

Let There Be Light is inspired by the motto carved above Edinburgh Central Library‘s main doors. Carnegie insisted this was placed above the entrance to every library he funded and the motto is as suitable for illumination through learning as it is for photography, a medium designed to record light.

While we are sad that our photographic prints can not be viewed as physical objects at this time we hope to bring them to you at a later date as Part 2 of this exhibition, which is tentatively scheduled for August 2020.

Day 1 features Graeme Lyall who “tried to take photographs with light when it was dark”, working through the winter wind, rain and sleet, to make beautiful portraits of classical Edinburgh.

RBGE Palm House Pinhole 2020 Graeme Lyall

Member Spotlight – Brittonie Fletcher

Brittonie Fletcher is currently teaching the Mordancage process at the Penumbra Foundation, NY.

Mordancage image by Brittonie Fletcher

With a passion for perfecting the chemical mix behind the alluring results of alternative processes, Brittonie Fletcher has introduced most of the group to techniques they had never even thought of trying .

Whilst in New York she has also discovered a gallery showing the Mordancage work of Jean-Pierre Sudre which is well worth enjoying on-line.

Dalkeith – Meet John Beaver

Photographer, inventor, and artist – John Beaver is currently teaching at Dalkeith Palace as part of the “Wisconsin in Scotland” initiative of the University of Wisconsin.

John Beaver and his work by B.Fletcher
John Beaver showing his work, by B.Fletcher

… sort-of inventions of what I call cyanonegative photography and ephemeral-process photography

John is the author of The Physics and Art of Photography – a three volume set of books detailing his photographic findings.

We have the opportunity to go out to Dalkeith to visit John on Monday the 22nd of July. The grounds of Dalkeith Palace are the perfect spot for a photowalk and picnic. Please email info@edinburghlofi.com to register interest. We will meet at 11am at Dalkeith Palace.

The LRT No.3 bus opporates on a roughly half hour schedule.

Member Spotlight – Olive Dean

Award winning photographer, Olive Dean finds creative insights in her beautifully tended garden. Working with natural UV from the sun she creates lumenographs, cyanotypes, cyanolumens and chemigrams.

Chemigram 1 photo by O.Dean
Chemigram by O.Dean
Sea and Sand Splash by O.Dean chemigram photo
Sea and Sand Splash, Chemigram
Chemigram 2 photo by O.Dean
Chemigram by O.Dean
Looping the loop a lumenograph by O.Dean
Looping the loop, lumenograph by O.Dean

WPPD 2019

Pinhole day 2019 photowalk – links and images.

Thanks to everyone who made it out on Sunday, great weather and company for producing a wide variety of pinhole images.

Group shot whilst having lunch at Crolla’s. One hour exposure on Illford MGFB paper in a 5×4 DIY box 0.38mm pinhole camera. E.Robson

Add your image from the day to pinholeday.org. Work must be submitted to them by 31st May to be included in the 2019 on-line exhibition. (Select Edinburgh LoFi in the gallery group option.)

Images added can be found in the Edinburgh LoFi Gallery

Email images in for our website at any time, we all want to see the cameras made and how the images made turned out. DIY instructions, tips and tricks used welcome.

See Ali’s and Donald’s images and cameras on their blogs.

Pinhole Image - From Musselburgh
Pinhole Image – From Musselburgh. Illford MGRC paper in a 5×5 DIY box 0.29mm pinhole camera A. Millar
Pinhole Vortoscope, Musselburgh. Kentmere 400 film, Olympus OM1n. D. Tainsh.
Pinhole Vortoscope, Musselburgh. Kentmere 400 film, Olympus OM1n. D. Tainsh.

And from Graeme via Flickr –

Musselburgh, GALAXY HYPER SPEED Direct Positive Paper, Karlos No.10, G. Pow

Pinhole Day 28th April 2019

This years pinhole photo walk will take us around historic Musselburgh.

We will meet outside the Brunton auditorium (Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA) at 10:30am and meander through the historic and modern parts, also taking in the river and shore. The LRT buses 26, 30 and 44 stop just outside the Brunton.

We will have a stop for coffee at 11:30am and then go on to lunch about 1:30pm.

Everyone is welcome and we will have plenty of spare cameras and advice for first time pinhole photographers. Please email if you have any questions.

Check out our other pinhole photography posts for inspiration and DIYs.

From pinhole day 2018