Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Teapot Pinhole Photos
As you see, the image on the left is actually the paper negative that I had exposed in the teapot. After processing that paper negative in the darkroom, I scanned it in from a flatbed scanner. I then took the image into Photoshop, flipped it horizontally, and inverted it. The image on the right is the end result, otherwise known as the positive.
I like that the images are "egg" shaped, which is caused by the light distortion coming down into the spout. The sharp detail is soft enough to look more like a photo-realistic drawing. And since my spout was pointing up, I had a completely different vantage point to photograph.
I'm hoping to create a tutorial on how to make your own pinhole camera soon. It's fun, easy, and the results are always interesting.