Books Available from the Pinhole Resource
Pinhole Photography: Rediscovering a Historic Technique
by Eric Renner
Published by Focal Press, 176 pages, 8-1/2"x11".
This book includes more than 170 photographs and illustrations, in both
color and black and white. A comprehensive, how-to guide to pinhole photography,
Pinhole Photography: Rediscovering a Historic Technique is both an
entertaining illustrated history and practical handbook. Includes chapters
on the history of pinhole in both art and science, pinhole's renaissance
from the 1960s into the 1990s, instructions on making both pinhole cameras
and images, a source guide to suppliers, optimal pinhole diamater chart
and much more!
Price: $32.95 postpaid ($39.95, foreign, surface rate)
A Non-Silver Manual
Cyanotype, Brownprint, Palladium, and Gum Bichromate with
(Second Edition, Third Revision)
instructions for making light-resists including pinhole photography
by Sarah Van Keuren
Self-published, 1993, 45 pages text, 8-1/2"x11", spiral
Based on 13 years of practicing and teaching non-silver processes, this
manual simplifies previously daunting procedures and stresses underlying
principles. Van Keuren believes that anything which blocks varying amounts
of light can serve a a "negative." This is an in-depth manual
and a "must" for anyone wanting to do non-silver processes. It
includes a section on pinhole photography.
Price: $22.00 postpaid ($25.00 foreign postpaid).
Bibliography on Pinhole Photography from 1850 to Present.
This bibliography, compiled by Stanley R. Page, lists 450 articles
on the pinhole in English (100 articles pre-1900) and shows the wide variety
of pinhole uses photographically during the last 135 years. Some of the
uses are: a pinhole enlarger, a pinhole solar recorder, pinhole in flame
studies in car engines, pinhole astronomy, pinhole in medicine (stomach
cameras, dental cameras, nuclear cameras), pinhole in microcircuitry, pinhole
in space docking procedures, pinhole in pictorial photography, pinhole in
fusion energy studies, pinhole in the classroom, pinhole in closed circuit
television, pinhole in X-ray and gamma ray studies, pinhole in stereoscopic
studies, and many more. All of the old atrticles are archived at Pinhole
Bibliography on Pinhole Optics in Science and Art from 5th Century BC
to 1850 AD.
This bibliography, compiled by Eric Renner, lists many early artists
and scientists who used the pinhole. It has quotes and illustrations of
old lensless camera obscura information, artist's uses of the pinhole in
one point perspecitve. (Filippo Brunelleschi, Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht
Durer, etc.) and peep show boxes (Leon Battista Alberti, Thomas Gainsborough,
etc.) and scientists' uses of the pinhole as a point source of light (Newton's
color studies, Thomas Young's interference studies, August Fresnel's wave
theory studies, H. von Helmholtz's eye studies, Theodoric's rainbow studies,
Alhazen's eclipse studies, Johannes Kepler's astronomy studies, and many
more). This bibliography shows the beautiful history of the pinhole.
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