The very first pinhole photography festival kicks off this year at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. It looks like it will be a very exciting festival with exhibitions from leading pinhole photographers and lots of workshop events. DIY photography without lenses has had a dramatic come back recently due to its simplicity and addictive experimental nature. Newcomers to pinhole photography can easily become absorbed by the long exposures, random creative outcomes and the pure fun of it all. Anyone can make their own camera out of a spare tin can then set up a darkroom in a cupboard for next to nothing and start making fabulous images. So this festival brings together both experienced pinhole artists and total beginners to celebrate the amazing world of pinhole photography.