Dhakaiya Profession

Pinhole Cameraman

Posted in pinhole camera by rrasheeka on January 27, 2009

Photography: Salman Saeed

A pinhole camera is a very simple camera with no lens and a single very small aperture. Simply explained, it is a light-proof box with a small hole in one side. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box. Cameras using small apertures, and the human eye in bright light both act like a pinhole camera.

There was a time when pinhole camera was used for taking photographs. It was introduced by the Nawabs in Old Dhaka. That is why most of these cameramen were found in the Old Dhaka area near the Johnson and Gulistan road.As technology keeps being upgraded, different types of more user friendly cameras became available. As a result, the demand for pinhole cameras fell. The people engaged in this profession had to give up their jobs and start looking for an alternative source of income.


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  1. kashef said, on May 2, 2009 at 11:43 am

    setin n example, we can still live with bow arrow n sticks.

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