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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

DIY: Pinhole camera

Today the lizard brings you to the real world, one you can touch and make by yourself, not the digital one we hardly understand.

Francesco Capponi aka Dippold shares a method to build a pinhole camera with just cardboard (no, cardboard is not only used to make danbo friends!). A pinhole camera is a simple light-proof box with a small hole in one side (as wikipadia states). A film (yes, real film!) is placed inside to capture images. It is a simple concept, and building the camera is just as easy.
Download the pattern given by Dippold and follow the tutorial.

Result should look something like that:

17 pinhole camera by ©Francesco Capponi

You are ready to have some fun! You will find examples of photos taken with this camera in the flickr group dippoldpinholecamera, and I recommend the reading of the article on wikipedia.

ascensione by ©Francesco Capponi

version française

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