I’m totally out of my comfort zone at the moment. I’m experimenting with digital pinhole photography and it scares me. Usually I can see inside and outside a camera. I can assess its mechanical faults in my mind before I use it. I have the potential to fix it when things go wrong and build it up again when I need to.
For me pinhole photography is about control.
My knowledge of electronics is lacking, and it is this lack of understanding that means that with digital pinhole photography some of my control is gone. I am scared but I am excited. It is healthy to step out of my comfort zone every now and then and challenge my limitations. How will I ever learn to trust in other things if I do not test myself against them every now and then?
These first results are pathetic images without direction or mental focus, and they lack stability. I’m not sure if digital pinhole is a tool I will ever feel comfortable in using, but it’s fun finding out.