Over the years, we’ve shared more than a handful of tutorials on how to make your very own pinhole camera. What we haven’t shared is how to make the actual pinhole itself. You know, the most vital part to actually capturing the image.
We’ve all seen photos from the early days of photography, and we all know how far imaging technology has come over the years, but how did we go from long-exposure self-portraits to instant selfies?
Using one model and a whole lot of Photoshop, Leo recreated eleven essential milestones in photographic history.
We’ve seen our fair share of interesting pinhole cameras, but in terms of cleverness, this one is going to be hard to beat. That’s because, it’s just as much a book as it is a camera.
It’s a creation of artist Kelli Anderson, called This Book is a Camera. As the name of the book suggests, it’s a pop up book that turns into a functioning pinhole camera when you open it up. [Read more…]
Kotama Bouabane, a photographer and artist in residence at the Banff Center in Alberta, Canada, had the idea to make a camera out of a coconut shell to see what kind of photos he couldget. To do so, Bouabane poked a hole through one of the coconut’s “eyes”, cut it in half, then drained and removed the coconut meat. To expose a photo, he simply slides a piece of photographic paper between the two halves and opens the “eye” hole to let in light. (Bouabane even saves the coconut water to put into his chemical baths when he’s developing the images.) [Read more…]
Sometimes taking a good pinhole timelapse just means going over the top with the gear used both for the actual shooting and creating the (pin)hole. Such was the case for Alexy Frangieh who used a Nikon D4 to record a pinhole timelapse.
Alexy also used state of the art PCB milling machine to create a 0.3mm (or 300 microns) wide hole.
To use the hole, Alexy “denikonized” a cheap body cap, creating a groove and a hole for the a CNCed and drilled PCB to go in.
After building a beautiful Holga styled pinolga, Ray Panduro set out to recreate other iconic cameras as pinhole cameras. His next inline was the Pinhole-F a recreation of the famous medium format Diana F.
Made entirely out of cardboard, glue and some black paint, the camera features a 40mm focal length and a f-stop of about f/150 which means it needs a tripod for almost every shot, as well as plenty of light.
It’s been a long while since we posted any decent pinhole cameras, so I was truly happy to receive this one – The Pinolga – A Beautiful DIY Cardboard Holga-Style Pinhole Camera. Completely made out of cardboard.
The camera made by Ray Panduro is completely made out of cardboard to resemble (one to one) the old plastic medium format Holga. As such it also accepts rolls of medium film. (It shoots 12 6×6 photos on a roll). For the pinhole fanatics, the camera has an f-stop of about F/177 – F/180 and focal length of about 55mm.
Here are some photos of more photos of the camera, followed by photos taken with the camera (slightly blurred from movement)