Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes


self portrait in a hotel room mirror

I took my Holga Pinhole camera with me to the beach a couple of weekends ago. I experimented something fierce all weekend and had a blast.

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is “World through your eyes.” The idea is to put some of the basic principles of photography to practice: Storytelling & composition.

My favorite part of photography is the storytelling element. This is something I have struggled with, personally, in my work. I have striven for it but I feel like I always fall a little short when I compare myself with others.

I feel like I kind of get it now that I have picked up pinhole photography. I think it is because everything is stripped down to the bare minimum (the only thing one has to think about is exposure time). My mind is free to focus on composition and storytelling. I am having fun with it and I feel like it has opened up a whole new world for me creatively. I am buying a fancier pinhole camera this weekend with money from the sale of my digital camera. I am probably way more excited about this than a normal person should be!

On a sort of related note: I reinvigorated my Tumblr. It has been reborn as a place where I am sharing my adventures in film photography. I am trying to share at least one photo a day there. Feel free to follow me over there of you are interested in this sort of thing.