How does one go about making a pin-hole camera?

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  1. lasershot

    lasershot TPF Noob!

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    I recently had learned about the "pinhole" camera and got sort of interested on them knowing that most people make there own.

    Can someone refer me to a good place to learn about these???
     
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    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

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    I use http://mrpinhole.com for me tech info. I design my own conversions but you can google pinhole and get all kinds of design info. It really pretty easy to convert a regular cheapo camera to pinhole.
     
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    Steph No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    There are loads of website that will show you how to make a pinhole camera (just google 'making a pinhole camera'). Here are a few links:

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    But there are many more. Basically, what you need is a light tight container, a pinhole and light sensitive material (paper or film). To calculate the ideal size of the pinhole and exposure times, click here. For inspiration and suggestion for homemade pinhole cameras have a look at www.f295.com.
     

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