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    How does one make a pinhole camera?

    I've been considering exploring the world of pinhole photography, so I was wondering if any of you knew how to make one?
    By the sea is where I'll make my living.

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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.

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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).
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

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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/Fir...Pinhole01.html

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    human...

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

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    One site with good information and links to more information is http://home.online.no/~gjon/pinhole.htm.
    http://www.f295.org/ is a forum devoted to pinhole photography.

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    Here is a link to a lot of excellent resources on all aspects of pinhole photography. http://www.pinholeday.org/support/

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    Rent an airplane hangar, put one big freakin sheet of fabric coated with emulsion at one end, but a small hole in the other, and PRESTO! Pinhole camera! http://www.techkills.com/342-largest...le-camera.html



 

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