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Lena Källberg • +46-(0)733-36 74 87 • lena@pinhole.se

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Why pinhole
Building a pinhole camera
Buying a pinhole camera
My cameras
 

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Cardboard cylinder
Anamorphic cylinder
Matchbox
Film canister #1
Film canister #2
Solargraphs
Isolette
Hole-ga
7-pinhole-Billy
Pizza box
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Seymour 135B
Matchbox camera:
A4 size
Letter size

About solargraphy

About the photographer

Building a pinhole camera

Building your own pinhole camera can be very simple. You will need:

  • A container that can be made light tight

  • A piece of metal foil

  • A pin

  • Electrical tape

  • Black paint

The Seymour 135B camera is a matchbox camera that I made to exactly fit 135-film rolls. Apart from the layout you will need a film cassette, the kind used for loading your own films from bulk rolls, to use as a take up spool. More tips on how to build you own matchbox camera can be found here.

A description of how to make a simple box pinhole camera to use with photographic paper follows here:

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1. Find a box that can be made light tight.

Box to be turned into a pinhole camera

This is going to be my camera. A box with a very large hole in the front. This will need to be covered of course. I will place the pinhole itself on the back of the box and the distance between the pinhole and the photographic paper will be 65mm.

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2. Cut a piece of metal foil that you can use to make the pinhole.

I found an emptied tomato paste tube that I'm going to use. The tube metal is soft enough to be cut with a regular pair of scissors (but maybe you shouldn't use your favourite pair).

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