Pinhole Photography

A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture — effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box. The human eye in bright light acts similarly, as do cameras using small apertures.

Below are examples of pinhole photography, what is interesting about this is that you can make a pinhole camera out of something as simple as a dog food can!
Also a pinhole camera (dependant on the size of the pinhole has an unlimited depth of field, which means, from right in front of the camera, to as far as the eye can see will be pinsharp!

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  • SuDoku
  • December 5, 2010, 8:16 am
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    So how do you get the images? I mean you cant do it digitally or with a polaroid. So how?

    You have to use something called light sensitive paper, put it inside whatever container you're using as a pinhole camera and then, once you have left the shutter open long enough, develop it yourself :) We're doing them on my course at the moment, but we're only doing them so they create negatives, not positives like most of these are. It's pretty interesting stuff :)
    - SuDoku December 5, 2010, 9:25 pm
    Aaahhh cool. I think i might go ahead and make one of these ^__^
    - WHAARRGARBLE December 6, 2010, 8:18 am
    You have a darkroom at your disposal? Because you need to put your light sensitive paper in the camera in the dark, and then develop it in a darkroom before you expose it to more light :)
    - SuDoku December 6, 2010, 8:54 am
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    Yeah. Our school has one xD

    Go for it then! It's great fun :)
    - SuDoku December 6, 2010, 9:54 am
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