(amateur) Ghostlike Pinhole Pictures

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  1. coolbeansxxBOOM

    coolbeansxxBOOM TPF Noob!

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    Taken with a simple homemade oatmeal box pinhole camera.

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    nice. pinhole at its simplest and best. How nice to have cooperative models too.
    Come back with more.
     
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    Very interesting. I've always wanted to make a pinhole camera but have never done it. This inspires me to look into it a little more closely.
     
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    Both fun, but you have a real winner in the top image - love how the camera's angle gave it the giant lip-shape. :thumbup:
     
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    Very well done. Reminds me I need to build another 35mm matchbox pinhole and get back out there for some more lensless fun.
     
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    Cool pinhole photo: What did you actually use for the "pinhole." That is, what kind of material is the pinhole in?
     
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    Thank you all :)

    I actually used a thin piece of metal, sorry I'm not sure exactly what it was...
    Then I poked a hole in it with a thumbtack and attached it to the oatmeal box with black tape.
     
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    Your method worked! My pinholes are all in thin metal. But they were supplied by a firm that specializes in the precise size for the focal length.

    Once I made a cardboard box pinhole camera with a tiny whole punched in the cardboard. I got a really funky round and ragged image -- something akin to the "birth of photography."
     
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    Could you do something like with a body cap for a digital camera?
     
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    The pinhole camera <3. Making one is the first photo assiment at my school.
     
  11. Dubious Drewski

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    Yup. That's actually a very common method for doing it with an SLR, film or digital. In fact I was going to go look for some K-Mount body caps tonight to try it.

    I just love these pinhole shots. Look at how wide, vignetted and distorted the images are! It's so surreal. I love it!
     
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    Very interesting pinhole shots, i'm really into pinholes myself and have made several cameras, i will post some of my works up now :) x
     

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