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The ultimate 1 camera 1 lens challenge.
Old 12-21-2017   #1
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The ultimate 1 camera 1 lens challenge.

Thinking about this. Taking the one camera one lens one film challenge to the ultimate conclusion. All that and only one shot for the entire year. So this exposure would have to last 365 days.
A slow film would be needed. A lens stopped down to f32 (or a pinhole lens). Exposure locked on T. That's the easy part. The ND filter part is the hard part. How to calculate that?
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Old 12-21-2017   #2
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I'm not sure if this would be of interest, but I stumbled upon this kickstarter a while ago. It's essentially a pinhole soda can with some photo paper inside.. It makes some very interesting images and can be kept in place for months at a time.

http://solarcan.co.uk/
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Can we take it further and do the ultimate one year long stand development!
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Old 12-21-2017   #4
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There’s a guy on one of the Facebook groups that does yearlong or 6 month long pinhole exposures on paper. They are really quite lovely.

https://www.facebook.com/marcin.lilla

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

And saw this too when searching for Marcin.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
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I've seen those too. Usually they show the changing arc of the sun.
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Or, something like this:

If I recall correctly, it was a long exposure, several minutes, and happens to capture one human figure getting his boot polished. Point is, any dark thing moving will disappear.

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There’s a guy on one of the Facebook groups that does yearlong or 6 month long pinhole exposures on paper. They are really quite lovely.

https://www.facebook.com/marcin.lilla

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

And saw this too when searching for Marcin.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
Very cool! He used paper, I'm wondering about using film.

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Or, something like this:

If I recall correctly, it was a long exposure, several minutes, and happens to capture one human figure getting his boot polished. Point is, any dark thing moving will disappear.
Such a great shot.
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Old 12-21-2017   #8
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I swear I read about it yeas ago. Camera was mounted on the streetlight pole. Somewhere near Cherry Beach in Toronto.
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Long pinhole exposure
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Long pinhole exposure

Have a look at Eric Renner's Pinhole Photography. He has a table on p162 that lists exposure calculations for focal lengths from 10mm to 1000mm, with reference to F64. There is also a free Windows application called Pinhole Designer which will give an exposure table in Excel format for a given pinhole diameter/F stop, along with reciprocity for a dozen or so different films.

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Old 12-21-2017   #10
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Some poor fellow decided to do a 1 camera, 1 lens, 1 year photo.
Some time into the exposure a concerned citizen called it in to law enforcement.
Then the bomb squad came.
It got blown up.
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Old 12-21-2017   #11
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Long discontinued Fujifilm Minicopy HRII BW film with a box speed of ISO 6 would be helpful.
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An alternative approach to the concept, while not the same thing, would be to use an intervalometer and then merge all the (365 or more) photos to one in Photoshop. I'm sure I've seen this done somewhere, but after a quick search can't find examples.

Going quite off topic, reminds me of Nicholas Nixon's project on The Brown Sisters where he photographed four sisters every year.

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Interesting stuff! My first thought when I saw the author and title of the thread was, "There's no way he's going to be able to do it."
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Very cool! He used paper, I'm wondering about using film...
Biased against a paper negative?

That old ISO 6 Fuji film would be a good start, and I expect that after a year you might simply be able to wash the film and leave image. Either that or a 1 minute development with Rodinal 1:1000?

The testing would be the bear for me. Wait a year, give some guessed development time, then wait another year, etc. etc. it would be 2030 by the time I nailed my process.
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Some poor fellow decided to do a 1 camera, 1 lens, 1 year photo.
Some time into the exposure a concerned citizen called it in to law enforcement.
Then the bomb squad came.
It got blown up.
Precisely. Or it gets stolen, or recycled.
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I've exposed individual pieces of photo paper loaded into the film gate of a 35mm camera. So you could use a film camera and paper negatives.
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This is the historic shot, Louis Daguerre, first human in a photo.
He was such a good photographer, you don't believe he chanced the man standing still for many minutes? That had to be a set up!

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Or, something like this:

If I recall correctly, it was a long exposure, several minutes, and happens to capture one human figure getting his boot polished. Point is, any dark thing moving will disappear.

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Thinking about this. Taking the one camera one lens one film challenge to the ultimate conclusion. All that and only one shot for the entire year. So this exposure would have to last 365 days.
A slow film would be needed. A lens stopped down to f32 (or a pinhole lens). Exposure locked on T. That's the easy part. The ND filter part is the hard part. How to calculate that?
If you start with an unfiltered shutter speed of 1/500 of a second, you would need 34 stops of ND filter. In fact, this actually calculates as around 1 year + 1 month, but after so much time, who's counting? Obviously, if you're using a slow film and an aperture of f/32, you're unlikely to have an unfiltered shutter speed of 1/500 , but my example was just for illustration.

As for working out reciprocity failure...!!!
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I would like to try this;
Get or more likely make a cardboard box about 10 X 12 X 13 inches.
Fix a +3 close up lens on one end of the long dimension, space it so it is 13 1/8 inches from the other side.
(Most of us DIY folks are handy enough to figure out details on how to do this.)
Tape a 8X10 piece of photo paper to the back inside. Make a black construction paper stop for the lens with a 1/16 in. opening, this will provide an aperture of about f210.
Fix camera in the position you want to expose the picture, use sight lines to determine approx. field of view.
Uncover the lens and wait, weeks or months. I'm thinking the paper will eventually form the image (as a negative) without developing as more and more silver halide grains are converted to metallic silver.
Then fix in the usual manner, wash and dry, and make a contact print in the usual way.
I've been wanting to try this for a long time but, as the say, life happens.
I'm not sure how you would keep other folks from tinkering or generally messing around with the camera while you are gone. Haven't figured that one out yet.
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Key word: solargraphy.

It's quite a popular here in Poland among pinhole photographers.
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"Some poor fellow decided to do a 1 camera, 1 lens, 1 year photo.
Some time into the exposure a concerned citizen called it in to law enforcement.
Then the bomb squad came.
It got blown up."

I laughed myself silly over this. Not because it's funny..... it's actually very sad because it reflects the society and times that we're stuck living in. But it is such an ironic thing to happen, it really IS funny in a strange sort of way.

My 1 year image making goal is the same this year as it is every year. To make one memorable image. You would be surprised at how difficult that is.
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Do it HUSS... could be cool
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Do it HUSS... could be cool
I'm trying to figure out how to not get the gear tampered with/stolen/vandalized/attacked by squirrels.
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The super long exposure would probably get pretty good when using paper in a very long focal length pinhole, covered by a 720nm IR filter. You might get a few photons in a minute that way.

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iso 3
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iso 3

film photography project has 35mm film with iso 3.
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My neighbor in Seattle does this altoid tin camera over and over.
Usually on this tree but also on a utility pole with a lower angle.
I'm not sure exactly who is hanging this up there.
One day I'll find out and ask to see some images.
Pinhole camera on Neighbors tree by Adnan, on Flickr
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