Pinhole cameras rule!

If you are unfamiliar with the concept, you take a light-tight box, poke it with a teeny hole, place film inside (while in a darkroom or blackbag), and then remove the hole (lens) cover and voila! Photos in focus. Check out this site over at Merrill Photo for instructions on how to make your own pinhole camera from Altoids tins.

Merrill’s photos get that creepy ethereal feel that all sophomore film students tend to crave after viewing reels of Stan Brackage or Richard Myers.

If you got the bug to hack stuff or build things from scratch, check out the folks over at Make. You’ll find a posting about the Altoids pinhole cameras there but also wild things you can make like this or this.

Check out this site for links to a variety of homespun pinhole cameras out of some very unique items like a can of spam or this:


1 Comment

Filed under Film, Gadgets, Science

One response to “Pinhole cameras rule!

  1. Pingback: Pinhole cameras rule!

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s