Saturday, May 02, 2009


There will be some pinhole shots to be shared. Soon.

In the meantime, I'll let you drool over my creations:

PinHolga and two home-made Pinholes

Close-up of my bittiest pin-hole camera.
It is made out of a small Altoids tin.

If you want to make your own minty-cam, you can learn how to do so here. The website tells you how to turn an average-sized Altoids tin into a pin-hole camera, but it is fairly easy to scale it down to a mini-tin.

If you'd like to try your hand at making a pinhole camera out of matchbox, you can do that, too. People make pinhole cameras out of a can of SPAM, oatmeal containers, and I've even seen one made out of a walnut.

To get your minty-cams to work, you need an old film canister to wind the film onto. I went to Wal-mart and asked the lady for a couple of said used canisters, and she cocked her head to one side and raised an eyebrow. When I explained, that it was for a project, she was moved to action. "Oh, for a project, I understand." Maybe she thought I was just a nutty canister-collector until I relayed that bit of information to her. At any rate, I was successful in that endeavor.

When I showed Jon my army of pinhole cameras, his response was, "Your kids are going to love you." They had better.


Ariana said...

Oooh I can't wait to see the shots you get!!

Nelka said...

Me either! I'll post them as soon as they're processed.