We may live in an era where high-resolution digital cameras are kings, but as photographer Steve O’Nions shows in this video, sometimes all it takes a simple camera to add some magic to an image.
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World Pinhole Day is coming up on April 29th. So, if you’ve been thinking about taking part, and want to do it digitally, but aren’t sure how then this one’s for you. Brought to us by Matt Coakley at Blue Mantle Films, this video walks us through the process from start to finish. It’s a very simple process, and the whole video’s only a minute and a half long. Easy to do, and costs pretty much nothing.
I’ve seen some stylish and unusual pinhole cameras over the years. But today, I stumbled upon the most unusual and gorgeous series of pinhole cameras so far. Steve Irvine is an artist passionate about photography and pottery. He has brought his two passions together, and he’s making pinhole cameras out of clay.
He makes each camera from scratch and decorates it so it looks like a tiny robot, a monster or a tree. His imagination is vivid and his skill is great. And on top of all – each one of his gorgeous cameras is fully operational.
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 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…]
After yesterday’s Pinhole Bonanza, I am proud to serve you the Battlefield Pinhole Camera DIY tutorial.
The battlefield is a revolutionary pinhole camera that simultaneously uses 3 rolls of 35mm film to capture an image split across all three rolls. Look at the image on the left for a clue on the name origin :)
This tut has lots of details and is somewhat technical, so we will jump between images, videos and text, using the best method (or methods) to illustrate each step. Try and keep up.[Read More…]
Earlier this week the Brighton and Hove Pride parade was stopped due to a suspicious package. You can understand the authorities for wanting to protect the 160,000 attendees and watches of the parade.
At first it was suspected that a suspicious looking object was left in the parade route intentionally to disrupt it, and a bomb disposal unit was called in to detonate the package in a controlled manner.
However the last reports suggest that the package was not suspicious at all, it was a pinhole camera.
It’s been a very long while since we shared a good pinhole camera tutorial and Ondrej Revicky just made it better by sharing the pattern and instructions for building a character-full pinhole camera called TEFAU.
Tefau is 100% made of paper that you can make by downloading this PDF and printing it on somewhat heavy paper. Ondrej explains the basics behind any pinhole camera, which also drove his a design:
Have you suffered crushing disappointment from never realizing your dreams of becoming a camera maker? I haven’t, but, hey…it’s your story; write it any way you choose.
However, if you have always wanted to construct your own camera on the cheap, Pixel Análogo has come to your rescue. They detail (in Spanish) how to construct your own pinhole camera using trash and materials around your house, AND they provide free, downloadable templates to help you along the way.
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.