Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Make your own (pinhole) camera :)

How complex is it to build a photographic camera? (and how cheap can it be?)

There is something called "pinhole camera" that works on a simple principle,
explained here. This kind of camera is so simple, it doesn't need a lens and it can be built from a paper box!

To understand how easy the concept really is, try this page, where the construction
of a similar camera is detailed for kids.

There seems to be a lot of people actually using these cameras to take nice
pictures, with regular films:

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