Posts Tagged ‘pinhole’

DIY: Creative Photos Taken with a Drinking Straw ‘Camera’ and X-Ray Film

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The image above isn’t a crappy out of focus digital camera image or post-production experiment. In fact, it was taken using a custom-built camera made almost entirely of drinking straws and X-ray film… that’s it. Read more…

Original Pin: A Customizable Wood Pinhole Camera You Build Like a 3D Jigsaw Puzzle

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Build-it-yourself cameras can be both fun and educational. For photography types, a camera like the Konstructor or the Last camera makes for a fun weekend project that you can then take out on occasion when your inner hipster is calling, or give as a gift to a budding photo enthusiast.

Similarly, there’s a large community of people who love pinhole cameras, which they’ve made using everything from LEGOs to dumpsters. So what happens when those two worlds collide? You get the Original Pin. Read more…

Photog Sets Out to Document US National Parks With Her Pinhole Camera

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For most photographers, names like “Yosemite” and “Yellowstone” likely conjure impeccably detailed images in the Ansel Adams tradition. San Francisco photographer Ashley Erin Somers, however, thinks there’s something to be said for a more low-fi aesthetic.

She’s started a project to photograph some of the biggest attractions in the National Park system with a homemade pinhole camera, with the end goal being to produce a fine-art photography book documenting her work. Read more…

Heartbeat: Beautiful DIY Pinhole Cameras Powered by Watch Movements

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Pinhole cameras can be easily and cheaply made using things you have lying around the house… or you can go to the opposite end of the spectrum and fashion yourself a highly intricate pinhole camera. That’s what Korean photographer Kwanghun Hyun did with his Heartbeat cameras. The two cameras created so far feature one crazy design choice: they use intricate watch movements as their internal timing mechanisms.
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Music Video Features “Bullet Time” Using 625 Pinhole Cameras and 35mm Film

We’ve featured quite a few “bullet time” projects in the past that involve freezing time using rigs of tens or hundreds of cameras, but have you ever seen the technique done with pinhole cameras? That’s what you’ll see in the music video shown above. It’s for the song “Wasting My Young Years” by London Grammar.
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A Homemade Camera That Uses Twenty Separate Lenses

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What’s cooler than a multi-cell pinhole camera? How about a multi-cell pinhole camera upgraded to a lensed version? That’s exactly what James Guerin has put together as a follow-up to a previous lens-less camera experiment.
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ONDU: A New Line of Beautiful Wooden Pinhole Cameras

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Slovenian industrial designer Elvis Halilović, who dubs himself “a passionate lensless photographer” is aiming to bring several sleek-looking wooden pinhole cameras to the  masses through a Kickstarter project that has already exceeded its financial goal by over $20,000.
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Bomb Squad Called to Bridge to Deal with a Solargraphy Pinhole Camera

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Solargraphy involves using a pinhole camera to shoot extremely long exposures of scenes. Photographers who engage in it often leave their cameras fixed to outdoor locations for months or years in order to capture the path of the sun across the sky.

Waiting until the whole exposure is complete before seeing if an image turned out is painful enough, but there’s another major difficulty that can cause practitioners pain: the cameras are sometimes mistaken for bombs.
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Videre: A Medium-Format Pinhole Camera with a Twin-Lens Reflex Design

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London-based photographer Kelly Angood has had quite a tumultuous year so far in 2013. Last month she announced that she would be turning her popular cardboard medium format camera design into a proper do-it-yourself kit. After launching a Kickstarter campaign to take preorders, she quickly raised over £23,000 (~$34,000) from over 600 supporters.

However, the fact that her camera was based on Hasselblad’s famous design turned out to be a dealbreaker. After being informed that she was putting herself at risk of a lawsuit, Angood decided to cancel the project and turn her back on the money. Now, one month later, she’s at it again with a different (original) camera design and a new camera kit Kickstarter campaign.
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How to Create a Homemade Large Format Pinhole Camera Using a Shoebox

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This camera is a poor man’s large format camera. It is made with a simple shoebox acting as a dark room.
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