4.17.2008

pinhole cameras

As stated before, I love photojojo.... they rock! Here is an amazingly fun/interesting thing :)

Q: What is a pinhole camera? How does it work?
A pinhole camera uses a very small hole to create a lens for the light to enter and expose the film. These Readymech Cameras can be downloaded and printed at your computer, built, and used to make your own pinhole camera!
Q: How do I take a photo with a pinhole camera?
A: Set the camera on a firm surface and open the shutter for the correct amount of time, then close the shutter and wind the film.



Q: What supplies do I need?
A: You will need:
  • A printer
  • Some good printer paper
  • One thin cereal box for the light-safe interior
  • A razor blade for cutting
  • Some double-sided tape or glue
  • Thin needle for making a pinhole
  • Small piece of aluminum foil or soda can to puncture with the needle
  • One new roll of film, preferably ISO200
  • One film canister from which the film has been removed. You can empty a new roll, or get an empty canister at any photo supply store.


Another idea for a girls night? I think it'd be fun to try... even if the pictures don't come out ;)

4 comments:

Danielle and the Boys said...

you find the coolest projects... :)

The New Adventures of Old Mary said...

clearly we will need to find a friday or saturday when we are both exceptionally free because not only will we explore GIMP and make reusable bags, we will OBviously make pinhole cameras as well. i feel a full day of courtney and mary coming on, no?

Rob and Marseille said...

my friend's husband is way into photography and he built a pin-hole camera and uses it alot!!

Heather said...

This is the coolest thing! I am so going to try it, and we should definitely get together and experiment soon...