Photographer Matus Zosak was inspired by the 35mm panoramic pinhole camera tutorial we featured way back so he built one of his own. His pinhole, however, came to life using stop motion animation. It is right after the jump.
Actually, Zosak also documented the build process in a time-lapse which provides a window to how a paper camera like this comes to be. Click to continue ›
Be warned, this guide is not for the faint of heart! BUT! it will be one of the most rewarding projects you'll ever make, granting you with a camera you built yourself that takes real pictures onto real photo paper.
And before anyone jumps, we covered all the parts and all the needed steps, and while it is pretty detailed, it is not an super precise plan (just like the battleship) and we assume you know some basic staff. so feel free to expand it into something of your own. Click to continue ›
If you have not noticed DIYP is big on semi-made/semi-DIY photography projects. And we are also big on pinhole. This is why we absolutely love this Pinhole/DIY/Camera project.
The Blinky is a self-assemble DIY Pinhole lens made from cardboard. Similarly to the Paper Fold Pinhole, the film chamber is kept shut with a rubber band. (Did I say this kit is genius yet?) and the film is wound with a wooden peg.
If you had a chance to shoot one of America great modern wonders, the Saturn V Rocket, what camera would you use. I mean, that is some respected rocket, being the one that landed me on the moon.
Our pal Destin (whom you may recall as the guy who shoots matches) met with Darren Samuelson, the maker of the Great Big Camera, at the US Space and Rocket Center to shoot the Saturn V with one of the biggest cameras I know.
The camera weighs about 70 pounds and takes in film sheets which are 504 sq inch big. This much films should allow it to photograph a huge amount of details.
The last thing that got my attention was the amount of time spent on measurements, with today's digital meters, metering is becoming more rare, but I guess that if you are going to expose 504 sq inches, develop and then print it, you wanna make sure you are on the dot.
Flickr user Some Guy (Art) as bored at work, we do sometimes. So instead of going to the cooler and catching the latest on American Idol or having another go at that darn level of angry birds he built a camera from trash.
Pulling a MacGyver, the camera was build from a machine core (AKA big toilet paper core) and a multi-tool.
An Amamorfic Camera provides a clever method of using the 35mm film to capture non standard aspect ratio photographs.
The short version is that the pinhole on that camera is not perpendicular to the film for the long version [OpenGeekWindow] You know this problem all to well from digital point and shoots. The aspect ratio on a regular point&shoot is 3:4 and the standard for printing pictures is 2:3, so you have to ask your printer (hey, anyone here still prints?) to leave white stripes at the edges of the picture. Click to continue ›
If you are still shooting film and are still in love with the magic of pinhole cameras, I have no doubt that you are going to fall head over feet for this next tutorial. You could always buy a model, but nothing gets a good old-days thrill like building a pinhole camera yourself.
It shows how to build a panoramic pinhole. You see, one of the things with small pinholes is that the focus plane is not constant, the film is "closer" to the lens at the center and farthest at the edges.
The panoramic pinhole camera takes care of that issue, while providing stunning panoramic images.
The guide below, while very detailed is not a 100% step by step, it is more of a specific guidelines on how to build your own. Feel free to experiment with and adapt the design Click to continue ›