Boules

The Cabinteely Petanque Boules Club meet a number of times a week outside of Cabinteely House in Caninteely Park. I attended one of their competitions on Monday last, here are some of the photos that I took. If you wish to try out Boules, I have listed the Facebook page for the Club below.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CabinteelyPetanqueClub/about/

 

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Roller Derby

This was my second time at Roller Derby, the last time was in 2013. However, this was the first time that I had the rules explained to me, which really helped me to understand the game. This was between London ‘A’ and Dublin ‘A’. I was part of an outing with Offshoot Photographic Society. Roller Derby involves two teams of five players in play at any one time. I don’t know how many players are on the entire team. One player has a star on their head and they are called the Jammer, they get a point for every player they pass. If they get stuck they can pass the star to the player with a stripe, and that player becomes the Jammer. The other four players are meant to prevent the Jammer from getting around the track. Each section lasts two minutes, then the players swap out and the game starts again, each game lasts one hour. It was an interesting game to watch. I have included the website addresses for both Offshoot and Dublin Roller Derby below.
http://www.Offshoot.ie
http://www.dublinrollerderby.com

Camera Obscura

Pinhole photography works on the basis of the camera obscura, which is the oldest form of camera and photography and thereby makes pinhole photography an ancient technique. The definition of camera obscura is “a darkened box with a convex lens or aperture for projecting the image of an external object on to a screen inside, a forerunner of the modern camera.” (Oxford Dictionary). To do this, you blocking out all light in a room or a box and puncturing a tiny hole in a window shade or container wall. Whatever the scene outside of the room or container will be transferred upside down on the far wall of the camera, or the sheet of paper held a few inches from the hole. To produce a relatively sharp image, the aperture needs to be about 1/100th the distance to the screen, or less. As the pinhole is made smaller, the image becomes sharper, but the projected image fades, However, if the pinhole gets too small, the sharpness worsens, due to diffraction. The earliest use of the term “camera obscura” is found in the 1604 book ‘Ad Vitellionem Paralipomena’ by the German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer Johannes Kelper. However, the first camera obscura was It was treated as a scientific tool by many and as an aid to assist artists accurately represent their subjects. It is believed that the 17th Century Dutch Master Painter Johannes Vermeer was one of the people to use a camera obscura as an accurate drawing tool. Leonardo Da Vinci used a camera obscura as a model of an eye. These are, of course, only a few of the many people over time who have used a camera obscura for various purposes.

 

Pinhole Apps
Places To Buy Pinhole Cameras
Pinhole Photography Resources
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Pinhole Apps

When I was putting together my list of Pinhole Photography Resources, it was an oversight on my behalf to not include any apps, so I have decided to dedicate a post to them. These are Apps that I have used and think are beneficial to a photographer. Some of these may seem very expensive, but, they are incredibly useful and in a number of cases can be used for all darkroom development.  Where possible, I shall add links to both IOS and Android versions, if they do not have the same App on the other platform, I will list an equivalent App. These Apps will assist you in all your film photography, but especially in your pinhole photography.

Massive Dev Chart
https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/massive-dev-chart-timer/id402405770?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digitaltruth.mdc&hl=en

Pinhole Assist
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pinhole-assist/id466757473?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=anidea.pinhole&hl=en

Reciprocity Timer
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reciprocity-timer/id459691262?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.monochrome.reciprocity&hl=en

Pinhole Photography Resources
World Pinhole Day 2018
Places To Buy Pinhole Cameras
World Pinhole Day 2017

Places To Buy Pinhole Cameras

If you have decided that you would like to buy a pinhole camera rather than make one, here is a list of some places where you can buy them. I have no affiliation with any of these companies, and they are listed in no particular order. This list includes cardboard, wooden, plastic and 3D printed cameras, as well as traditionally manufactured cameras, to highlight that you can make a pinhole camera out of nearly anything. You can always make one if you wish.

https://www.ilfordphoto.com/cameras/pinhole-4×5
https://shop.lomography.com/en/cameras/pinhole-cameras
http://www.zeroimage.com/
https://www.etsy.com/market/pinhole_camera
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jollylook/jollylook-the-first-cardboard-vintage-instant-came
http://www.thepopuppinholecompany.com/videre
https://ondupinhole.com/
http://spiralcamera.com/boutique-spiralcamera.html
https://nopocameras.com/
http://pinholeprinted.com/
https://aupremierplan.fr/
https://www.etsy.com/ie/shop/driftwoodpinhole
http://www.sharan-camera.com/

World Pinhole Day 2018
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Pinhole Photography Resources

Pinhole Photography Resources

This is a list of resources that you find useful if you want to learn more about this subject.

Pinhole photographers whose work I admire:

Abelardo Morrell
https://www.abelardomorell.net/

Frank Lopez
http://www.franklopez.com/#/china-korea-vietnam/

Justin Quinnell
http://www.pinholephotography.org/

Facebook Groups:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2212539147/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AlternativePhotographicProcesses/

Twitter Accounts:

 

Podcasts:

http://www.pdexposures.com/

http://www.jana-obscura.com/the-pinhole-podcast/

https://anchor.fm/thelenslesspodcast

YouTube Channels:

 

Pinterest is a great resource for everything, but, I use it for photography inspiration. Here is a link to my Pinhole Board, I include it because it has a mix of photographers in it that you may find interesting: https://www.pinterest.ie/emilycoco/pinhole/

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