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Toby Van de Velde

After 13 years as a local news staff photographer, with a healthy little freelance business on the side, I have now launched into the world of the full-time freelancer. This blog will document the highs and lows of my photographic way of life as I talk about work, cameras, lunch, and anything else that I encounter along the way to capturing that ‘decisive moment’. Watch out for posts on my personal projects as well, with pinhole cameras, photograms, infrared photography, and the wonders of 1950’s era cameras.

The AgiPinFold Conversion part 2: Beta testing – by Toby van de...

Back in July, I walked you through the initial build for my Agipinfold, an Agifold 6×6 camera converted to pinhole. It's time for part two. The pinhole is still held on with blue tack…..

The Ceramic Pinhole Camera build – by Toby Van de Velde

In the summer of 2017 I decided that I needed a new pinhole camera.

5 Frames With… Expired Agfa Fibre Based Multi Contrast paper and...

Having a Wife that is also a Ceramicist was handy the day I decided to build my own pinhole camera. What was not so handy was having ILFORD chemicals that were two years out of date and a box of