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Train Photos with Pinhole Camera | Photographs

Train Photos with Pinhole Camera | Photographs
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by in Jan 2010

Brandon Dole, eighth-grader at John Winthrop Middle School, Deep River, Connecticut, is an aspiring photographer with an interest in pinhole cameras. Pinhole photography is lensless photography — a tiny hole replaces the lens. Light passes through the hole forming an image in the camera. These photos were taken at Essex Steam Train, Essex, Connecticut.

“I like the pinhole camera because it uses a simple process and helps make interesting photos,” Brandon says. His hobbies include photography, aviation, computer technology, and vintage cars.

Steam Train

Photo/Art by Brandon Dole
Steam Train

Brandon Dole and his pinhole camera

Photo/Art by Jody Dole
Brandon Dole and his pinhole camera.

Erie Box Car

Photo/Art by Brandon Dole
Erie Box Car


Photo/Art by Brandon Dole


Photo/Art by Brandon Dole

Coal Yard

Photo/Art by Brandon Dole
Coal Yard

Essex Depot

Photo/Art by Brandon Dole
Essex Depot

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10 Responses to Train Photos with Pinhole Camera | Photographs

  1. Barry Molesworth January 17, 2010 at 7:03 am #

    Great photos – I’m jealous

  2. Ernie Larsen January 19, 2010 at 1:37 pm #

    Brandon – you have a keen eye. Your photos capture the romance and history of the once mighty railroad industry. Keep up the fine work.

  3. Don Gamache January 20, 2010 at 1:55 am #

    I love to see young people taking a real interest in things and doing something. The sad thing is you are the exception. I wish there were more like you.

  4. Jeff Folger January 27, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    Brandon, these are some great shots. I’d love to have you on the Facebook site as a shutterbug of the week..

    Jeff Foliage

  5. Linda Baird-White January 28, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    Excellent & impressive work. You are a pro in the making Brandon…!

  6. Bruce Jager January 30, 2010 at 9:50 am #

    I’m glad to see that you use a view camera, the results speak for themselves.

  7. Patricia Whitney February 9, 2010 at 12:25 pm #


    Love your photos and am so glad you have such a wonderful eye. Keep up the good work. You are on the road to becoming a professional photoprapher.

    Love the “sepia” effect ala Ansel Adams! Timeless photos. At 66 I have been using digital for the last 10 years. When I grow up, I want to be just like you. LOL

  8. Brenda Palmer February 9, 2010 at 1:48 pm #

    Very cool pics. Did U make the camera your self? I learned to love trains from my dad, and it’s great to see someone from UR generation that seems to love them as much, especially the old steam ones! Keep up the great work!

  9. Deb Wilson February 9, 2010 at 1:54 pm #

    Great job – wonderful idea! Very “historical” looking or of the times. Tones (sepia) were great idea to use too!

    Keep up the good work!

  10. RICHARD WARD January 5, 2011 at 5:38 am #

    What great shots of old trains.
    My first car was a Model A

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