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Pinhole Challenge

If you’re a member of our Facebook group “PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY” (the all CAPS group) you will be aware that we have just run our first challenge.

The rules are simple:

  1. Add a pinhole image (only 1 entry per person) to the challenge album in our Facebook group that fulfills the challenge criteria (no hashtags please)
  2. Closing date is the 1st Friday of the next month after the challenge is announced.
  3. Winner will choose the next theme and judge it.

If you would like to participate why not join our group, it’s very friendly, supportive and informative. 



Congratulations to Louise Westbrooke for her image of North Landing on the North Yorkshire coast in the UK. I felt the colours gave a real nostalgic feel to the overall image. Thanks for judging Andrew


Congratulations to our very own Andrew Atkinson for winning this challenge with his interpretation of Saltburn Pier in England. Love how the lines created by the tidal wash are repeated in the sky, very striking. Thanks Luis for judging this round.


Congratulations to Luis Miguel Veloso with this street scene of a beggar in Karluv Most (Charles Bridge), Prague, Czech. 

So much to love about this winning image, but it’s that balance of movement that does it for me not too long an exposure that I blurs out all the detail of the people walking by and just short enough to maintain the stillness of the beggar. Thanks Louise for judging this.


Congratulations to Louise Westbrook with this photograph from Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire. Taken on a ONDU 6×12 Multi-format pinhole with Ilford FP4.

We love the tonal range in this one and roots really draw you into the image. Thanks to Simon for judging this one.


The art of representing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth and position in relation to each other.

Thank you for all the wonderful entries in this challenge, it was difficult to choose a top 3 so you can imagine the toil we had in choosing the overall winner. So with out further ado. 

Our first winner is…………………..

Congratulations to Simon Blackbourn with his photograph of Paignton Pier, Devon. Taken with his Noon 66.

This epitomises what pinhole photography is about with the heavy vignette and the traditional look. The image itself is very well composed with great leading lines and the movement of the flag stops the image from becoming static. Reminiscent of a scene from a Hitchcock film.

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