If you're somebody who likes to take film photographs, you know the satisfaction you get from a film photo that you just don't feel when you use digital. Just imagine seeing the first photo you get out of a camera you designed and built yourself!
The process of designing and building a camera may seem daunting, but with a little patience and the help of this guide and some further reading, you'll be able to do it. You can use this information to figure out what you want to build, gather some simple materials and tools, and build it!
I want it to be clear that building a pinhole camera relies on your abilities, available materials, and your desired outcome. As a result, this guide is less of a step-by-step and more of a lesson on how pinhole cameras work, the physics and math involved, and some practical knowledge I gained while researching and building my own cameras. Click to continue ›