Sunday is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day
By James Grahame
Pinhole cameras use a tiny hole instead of a lens to cast a dreamy and often unpredictable image on film. And this Sunday, April 30th, is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day:
"Pinhole photography allows you to make a photograph that requires only a light-tight container (box, can,...) with a tiny hole in one side (as a camera) and any photo-sensitive surface in it. You can adapt an existing camera, or make the camera yourself . The experience of image-making becomes a little more special when created with your own hand-made camera"
Visit the WPPD site for instructions on building your very own pinhole camera from an oatmeal box, tin can, or 126 cartridge film. Retro Thing has covered pinhole cameras before, including a paper DIY design and a nifty Polaroid instant camera. The dreamy image above was captured with a Merlin paintcan camera, available for as little as $9.
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