Lensbaby, who make fun lenses for DSLRs (including, not coincidentally, a pinhole simulator lens) are offering a pinhole photo contest.

Pinhole photography can be beautiful, ethereal, and even magical, and takes us back to the earliest origins of image making. Help us celebrate this wonderful photography medium just in time for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day! Submit your best pinhole photos for a chance to win a Joby Tripod, a gift certificate from Red River Paper and a Lensbaby gift certificate.

Any pinhole image, whether shot with a real pinhole camera or with a lens that simulates a pinhole effect, is eligible. See the full rules. [image: Matt Callow]

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  • Chris W

    Simulated pinhole shots should be awarded simulated prizes.

  • Rob Cruickshank

    The Lensbaby pinhole is not a simulator. It’s a real pinhole, and a real zone plate.

  • angelayu

    That’s a cool idea! I thought pinhole photos have very bad quality before, but I’m wrong. My friend bought one DVR pen with pinhole camera. The resolution is 1280×960, just like a real camera!! So cool.