How to create the Pinhole camera effect in Lightroom and save it as a preset

How to create the Pinhole camera effect in Lightroom and save it as a preset

A pinhole camera is a camera with no lens and the light enters a simple box only through a really small aperture called pinhole and affects the film on the other side of the camera. The main thing is not letting light inside the box of the camera except for that pinhole. That is why some pinhole cameras are made from black cardboard boxes or have their edges taped with black tape – just to further ensure that the light doesn’t enter the box through other areas.

In this tutorial I’m using Lightroom to recreate the effect that a pinhole camera produces, save that effect as a preset and then applying it to other photos and of course making the right adjustments. A preset is a way to save your Develop settings for a particular photo and then apply it to other photos. Keep in mind that every preset is not perfect and applying it to other photos will not necessarily produce the desired effect from the start. Many times you need to adjust the preset to work for every photo but it can give you a nice starting point to achieve the look you are after.

Enjoy the video and please leave comments bellow if you have questions or if you want me to try and recreate other effects as well.

One Response to How to create the Pinhole camera effect in Lightroom and save it as a preset

  1. Jack Graham says:

    Amazing tutorial, this how very useful when editing photos and need to have an art. Thank you for sharing your thoughts I learned and enjoy!

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