Thanks to everyone who entered! The judges have picked the winner…
Congratulations to Graeme Lyall who will have a photo materials voucher winging it’s way to him very soon.
Honourable mention to Elaine Robson.
Our second pinhole day with Covid restrictions!
Members Competition 2021.
Entries by midnight 24th April. Anonymous independent judging, prize £50 photo materials voucher. Any pinhole process (sieve, zone plate, solargraph, camera obscura photo etc.) made between January 2021 and 24th April. Submit one entry per person by email. (Digital file 1800px max side preferred ). Winner announced on pinhole day. In the event that any of the organisers photos are selected – the prize will go to runner up.
On Sunday the 25th we will celebrate the simplicity of camera vision with a hybrid day of virtual chats and a socially distant photowalks. Join in online, outdoors or go your own way!
10am Coffee Chat – online.
11am Socially Safe Sakura Search – outdoor photowalk in the Meadows, Bruntsfield.
6pm Wrap Up – online. Competition winners will be announced.
A presentation exploring the physics and art of seeing the world with a fish eye’s view.
Recording of the presentation https://us-lti.bbcollab.com/recording/9353a56c85bb48858f06db6c9b249c84
Download a copy of the slides (PDF 149Mb) https://www.dropbox.com/s/gfhm3rufu2www8a/fisheye.pdf
And that album cover…
Many thanks to everyone who sent work in.
…reminds me of Lovecraft-ian horror, juxtaposed with childhood innocence… well composed and lit.The Judge
Honourable mention to Ali Millar .
A portal to another world – a sharp and exciting projection.The Judge
We can all measure this day as a win already – because it is NOT SNOWING! (In Edinburgh at least.)
Here is a roundup of some of the challenges we have discussed over the last few meetings – take part in any or all today –
– Make a pinhole photo by any methods possible – for those without access to chemicals LoFi relaxes the rules, for one day only, to use digital.
– Virtual photo walk – make a pinhole photo and a take regular snap of your new favourite lockdown place to have a walk. Send in the photos and the GPS co-ordinates (or address) and we will put them on a virtual map for people to take an armchair wander. [ …and after the lock down rules are relaxed visit these spots in person.]
– process and develop at home – try some DIY developer. There are many recipes for Caffenol out there but if possible try beer-ol – recipe below (https://www.caffenol.org/)
– Most inventive pinhole still life ( there will be a prize – SC will judge ) Deadline for submissions 3rd May.
– Turn a room into a Camera Obscura
– The Cannister Club theme this month is “Home”
Don’t forget to email your images in to be included in the online exhibition and to submit work to our gallery group on pinholeday.org. Work must be submitted to them by 31st May to be included in the 2020 on-line exhibition. (Select
Edinburgh LoFi in the gallery group option.)
Coffee on Skype at 10:30 today, and then a catch-up for afternoon tea at 4.30pm.
Next regular meeting this Wednesday morning from 10:30 and the first week of May will be the “Instant” on-line exhibition.
Coronagram workshop – possible date this Wednesday 29th – TBC Early evening.
Day 17 – Back in 2011/12 when LoFi was just getting started we did a group project called Time Place Light based in Dunbar using various lens-less photographic techniques including pinhole and solargraphs. The results can still be seen on the project blog.
The slow, methodical, procedural nature of pinhole photography as an art, mirrors the process and cycles inherent in the production of food crops and other productive flora.D Clipsom
Do you remember your first pinhole photograph? Where were you on pinhole day? As a group Lofi has formed some wonderful memories of shared experiences. Brittonie Fletcher reminds us of this with today’s gallery of work.