well I’ve been really busy in the darkroom with this semesters photography students. We’ve been building pinhole cameras out of all sorts of things and then printing out the negatives in the wet darkroom. Then these images will be scanned and outputted as 1 metre square digital image. So from the most basic form of photographic capture to the top end of digital output…. it’s a fabulous project and the students really love it to bit….
So far in the group we have cameras built out of nappybuckets, toilet roll holders, letter boxes, teapots and one intrepid fellow has made a reasonably viable camera out of a car wheel….. no joke it’s a sight to behold as he rolls in around the campus.
Anyway I usually just stick to making my cameras out of old photographic paper boxes and they seem to work well for me. The image here is a double exposed pinhole shot of a lifesized human skeleton that the students use in the drawing and painting classes.
The aperture…. or the pinhole…. or the lens if you like …. is a massive .5 of one millimetre. The exposure time was 15 seconds on a bright clear sunny day. The negative is a whole sheet of 10×8 inch blackandwhite photo paper and that has been contact printed on to another 10×8 inch sheet of paper and then I’ve scanned both negative and positive and placed them onto the one page so I can upload them here together.
So volia….. pinhhole photography rules……:)