I tried to make some images in my kitchen of which all turned out white, so I am going to try again with longer exposure times.
After trying longer exposure times a majority still turned out white, but one was very blurry like it had been moved during the exposure, which I imagine it might have been seeing as the exposure was over 5 hours.
I then bought a make your own pinhole camera kit but it didn’t seem to work either.
So I made some can pinholes. I did some tests of:
- 5 minute exposure
- 10 minutes
- 30 minutes
- 1 hour
- 1.5 hours
The five minute exposure was the best exposed, and because I made the cans all the same way I knew they all could be used for 5 minutes.
All my prints:
I am looking at doing three scenes for my final project.
Someone cooking, people talking and someone washing up. I want to show the different reasons we use the kitchen.
I am also thinking about making the people white so to dodge them, because then it really enhances the idea of ghosting in photos with long exposures. I have also decided to scan my negatives in and print them, this is so I don’t get scratches on my positives from the glass. I have also decided to print the photos small to still get a sense of pinhole photos.
Mark Tweedie: uses pinhole photography sometimes makes his own cameras. He believes the long exposures can give the images “with a powerful sense of narrative”. In his self portraits album I prefer the photos where you can’t see much detail in him is what I would prefer in my photographs as it won’t give this idea of movement and temporary state
This photo I found on Flickr I like the stillness of the house compared to the people, which is something I want to replicate something similar in my photos. That there is stillness in the fixtures and fittings in the kitchen but there is this non-permanence in the photo because of the movement of the people in it.
I narrowed down the photos I took to these:
I wanted to keep a ghostly effect so dodge the white figures but it didn’t work:
My final prints are: