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Toby Van de Velde

Toby Van de Velde
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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

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...

The AgiPinFold conversion part 1 – Smashing the lens

My Pinhole work has been fun of late. I’ve built and been using The Ceramic, the Mint Tin that preceded it, and a Coffee...

Camera build: Ceramic Pinhole Camera – by Toby Van de Velde

In the summer of 2017 I decided that I needed a new pinhole camera. My previous pinhole camera I had made several years previously...

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...