Pinhole Pictures: UPDATED! (Feb 7)

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  1. christopher

    christopher TPF Noob!

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    This... is Pinny my pinhole camera constructed from a popcan, several cereal boxes and half a roll of duct tape. You can also see the negative/positive of the last image I took today.

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    She is awesome, and I love to develope in my bath tub ;)

    (I made a discovery! The red top to those plastic dev tanks fit perfectly over a flash light. and they don't fog the paper. I finally have a safe light.)
     
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    Very nice work and I see you even made a remote for it!

    Just kidding, it is a neat job so when do we get to see a pic taken with it?
     
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    the pictures sitting underneath are the ones. the others failed because I didn't set 'em up long enough (was supposed to be 40-50 minutes inside, and I uh.. did 20). This was the only one that worked out all day as well, the three before were all washed out because I forgot to clsose the portion I slide the film in.
     
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    Neat... I would like to see another attempt.
     
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    [​IMG]
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    I still haven't figured out the perfect times yet, these are both 1-1.5 minutes.
     
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    OK! Not bad at all for a get go...looks promising.
    BTW, how did you make the hole and roughly what's it's diameter?
     
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    I jammed a hole into a sprite can I cut up, I'm not sure about the diameter... I winged the whole thing and I guess it worked pretty well. I used a sewing pin and something to jam it in.

    I'm trying to build something really new and I don't know if it's done before a lot (probably has been) but I think it's REALLY cool, when I work on it more I'll show you guys.

    and I photograph right onto ilford MC RC paper and I scan the the negatives onto the comp and fix 'em up. I have to cut the edges, so the negs look like stop signs.. I need new trays... I'm using glad sandwish containers.
     
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    Christopher, these are COOL!!! I love alternative processes.... cool images and I think Pinny is awesome, too!

    More, please. :D
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Awsome DIY camera!!

    What size is the "neg"?
     
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    The "Neg" is a 5.5"x5.5" square rc paper.. i want to experiment with coloured "filters" over the pinhole.

    scanning them onto the computer is SOO easy after you develop them, I didn't realise it's much funner at home with loud music ;)
     
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    Wow! How creative is that!? Another use found for duct tape. :wink:
     
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    Definitely getting better, it is fun to experiment with home stuff....
     

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