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Picture of Cardboard Props: How to make a 1950's type Press Camera
My last instructable of the 2012 Gang show year... I would like to make yet another apology for supplying an instructable where the finished artical appears to be unfinished... I had some major technical difficulties with my camera which led to it dieing prior to me painting this camera, but hopefully i managed to take enough pictures for you to see what i created and how i created it.

I am trying to track down an image of the camera being used in the show, but until then the cardboard unpainted version will have to do

I guess if you like it, and if you make one show me

toodles

Jay

Step 1: Ingredients

Picture of Ingredients
What you'll need:
  • Cardboard
  • Cardboard tube (Like that from the inside of cling film or Tin foil)
  • Ruler
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Knife/ Scissors
  • Glue gun


Optional extra if you can find it or source it:
  • Round plastic lens, I used one from a pair of play geeky glasses, but you could cut one out from a plastic tub or similar.
 
Padaro made it!5 months ago

this was great place to start. This page was basically my starting template to make my three vintage press cameras. I used three actual gift boxes (from container store) and shiny silver electrical tape for the embellishments. What was reallybfun, though, isnthat i constructed a cardboard iphone holder that positions the phone flash in the "eye" of the flash ... I downloadd an app that had a strobe feature. So camera now has a bright intermittent strobing flash when activated. And i used some thimble shaped corks and small wooden cubes that I painted silver for buttons. Very fun prop!

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Biggsy (author)  Padaro5 months ago
Wow that looks really good welldone, glad i could help. I always love seeing what my ibles have created :)
tinker2343 years ago
i was wondering is it possable to make something like this work as a camera
Biggsy (author)  tinker2343 years ago
you could probably make a pin hole camera out of it... all it is is a cardboard case that you cold use as a housing for any camera inserts... i would recommend painting the inside of the box black to stop light pollution... and i would make sure the edges were sealed properly.... but i suppose so?
Awesome! What kind of show did you use it for?
Biggsy (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
Just a Scout Gang show