How does one make a pinhole camera?

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  1. my_lonely_eye

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    I've been considering exploring the world of pinhole photography, so I was wondering if any of you knew how to make one?
     
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    I made one by drilling a hole in a body cap on an old SLR and taping the pinhole to the inside, but there are as many different ways to make them as there are people using them it would seem. Take a look at www.f295.com - they have a forum for camera building there that may provide some help if you don't find what you want here.

    - Randy
     
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    Here's a good resourse from which to learn: http://www.pinholeresource.com/

    Also, the older Boy Scout Photography Merit Badge book tells how. The newer ones have dropped the requirement to build a pinhole camera (too bad).
     
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    There's a ton of ways to make a pinhole camera. You can use a cardboard box, a tin can, an oatmeal box, etc.... All that's needed is a way to hold film or paper, a light-tight housing and a pinhole in a thin sheet of ??? to let light through.

    Here's the one I built : (available daytime Eastern only)

    http://oldradio.ca:83/Photo/Tech/FirstPinhole/Pinhole01.html

    cheers
     
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    human...

    One photographer just used his mouth as camera, his lips forming the hole.
     
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