How to make the perfect pinhole for your pinhole camera

How to make the perfect pinhole for your pinhole camera


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.

Today, that changes though with a helpful video from Chris McNulty, the owner of pinhole photography shoot Paper Camera.

In this two-and-a-half minute video, McNulty shows how to make a pinhole 0.2mm in diameter. For those who have experimented with pinhole photography before, you’ll know that 0.2mm is incredibly small.

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Of course, making a smaller pinhole than usual means less light will be let in for the photograph. But the trade-off is that you’ll end up with a far sharper image–something not often obtained in pinhole photography.

Watch the tutorial and use the information to help you create better images with the many DIY pinhole photography projects we’ve featured in the past.

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