For 30 years Pinhole Resource has supplied products for the pinhole artist, ranging from pinhole cameras, micro drilled pinhole sets, pinhole and zone plate body caps for digital and film-based cameras. We also carry books specifically related to both the artistic and technical facets of pinhole photography. Pinhole Resource is also an active archive for pinhole photographs contributed by pinhole artists from around the world. Our pinhole products are of the highest quality. Look to the left menu to buy pinhole and zone plate body caps for digital and film-based (analogue) cameras, as well as books, pinhole cameras, pinholes, turrets, and a pinhole based exposure guide.

In April of 2012, Pinhole Resource donated 6,000 pinhole photographs from 500 photographers from around the world, 60 pinhole cameras, and 200 books and catalogues to the New Mexico Museum of History, Palace of the Governors Photo Archives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.  If you go to their website <>, you will see the Pinhole Resource Collection already has more than 1300 or more photographs from the Pinhole Resource Collection represented, which will give worldwide access to this unique collection.


The "Poetics of Light" Exhibition is traveling to the National Media Museum in Bradford, England. The opening is March 17, 2017. Contact the National Media Museum for detailed information!

View of "Poetics of Light" Exhibition (pinhole suit/images behind suit by Ben Conrad)


Eric Renner and Nancy Spencer, Co-Directors of Pinhole Resource were the curators of the comprehensive pinhole exhibition ("Poetics of Light: Selections from the Pinhole Resource Collection”) that is presently at the New Mexico Museum of History. The exhibition opened April 26, 2014, also Worldwide Pinhole Day that year. The exhibit ran until January 10, of 2016 in a large, beautiful gallery space in their new building. There is an extensive book authored by Renner and Spencer that accompanies the exhibition, available in the "books" section on this website. Nancy Spencer's pinhole and zone plate photographs can be see at <> and Eric Renner's pinhole and zone plate photographs can be seen at <>

There was a lecture by Nancy Spencer and Eric Renner at the NM Museum of History, in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 29, 2015 which was Worldwide Pinhole Day for 2015. Their lecture covered their individual and collaborative work in pinhole photography.

Pinhole Resource is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution. As such, we accept contributions that are tax-deductible. Anyone making a contribution of $3000 or more will receive a 20"x16" signed archival pigment photograph of the Grandma Becomes the Moon image shown below.

Look over our products in the links above and for additional information call us at 575-536-9942 (9AM to 8PM Rocky Mountain time).

Pinhole Resource
224 Royal John Mine Road
San Lorenzo, NM 88041 USA
Phone: 575.536.9942
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Eric Renner Grandma Becomes the Moon, 20"x16" pinhole archival pigment photograph, 1978.

Pinhole Resource sells the highest quality digital Pinhole No Dust body caps for Canon EOS and Nikon Digital Single Lens Reflex Cameras.

Pinhole Resource also sells the highest quality digital Zone Plate No Dust body caps for Canon EOS, Nikon, Hasselblad, Olympus, Minolta Maxxum, Leica, Sony NEX, Olympus 4/3, and Micro 4/3.

Directions for use: Simply remove the lens while holding the camera toward the ground so that dust cannot enter onto the sensors easily. Quickly replace the open camera body with the Digital Pinhole or Zone Plate No Dust Body Cap. In bright sun the pinhole cap will image in about a second while the faster zone plate cap will image in about 1/20th of a second. 

If you have dust on the light sensors in your digital camera, it will show up as little dark spots on the final image. The spots will always be in the same place on every image. These dust spots usually DON’T appear on lens images. The dust is on the sensors, not on the pinhole or zone plate area of the bodycap. These dust spots appear on images made with the pinhole  or zone plate because the light intensity is so low.If you do notice dust on your images, it was there before you installed the bodycap. If you are unsure if the spots are dust, make a picture of a white wall by setting the camera on manual (with the lens back on) and make the image with the lens set out of focus. If the spots still show up in the image, it’s dust on your sensors! A little piece of dust or dirt on the pinhole will not show up as a little spot in the image. If dust shows up in the images carefully clean the camera following your camera manual instructions. The NO DUST pinhole and zone plate area on the bodycap should not get wet in rain.