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Make your own camera out of materials around the house and take black and white photos with it.

Step 1: Gather Materials

You will need a box, photo paper, thin piece of metal like a can or brass shim, tape, xacto knife, needle, and sand paper.
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<p>I use this paper from B&amp;H photo for pinhole photography. It comes in glossy or pearl. Hope this helps! </p><p>http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/752521-REG/Ilford_1168310PROMO_Multigrade_IV_Deluxe_MGD_44M.html/mode/edu</p>
<p>Hi! I'm super new to the world of older techniques like this. I've been trying but an having a hard time finding photo paper online. It's all shiny printer paper... Can someone give me a link to the right place? Thanks:)</p>
<p>Also, What I think is the right stuff is a all MEGA expensive... Anything cheap but really functional?</p>
<p>This is a great article, but could someone please explain the use of the shutter in more depth? Thanks!</p>
<p>You put a piece of tape over the pinhole, then you lift the tape to expose the image.<br>Exposure time is determined by how long you wait to put the tape back over the hole.</p>
<p>can we use Butter Paper?</p>
<p>No, It Has To Be Photo Paper</p>
<p>This Was My Science Project.</p>
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<p>I think you forgot to mention that you need to develop the first image in order to actually get your negative. Once you have your negative you can use the glass to press the two pages together to make the positive. But thanks for these steps! I am giving this as a christmas present! </p>
<p>eclipse , on October 23 so make your box tonight<br></p>
<p>maybe this can help: </p><p>http://www.spycamerasmall.com/how-to-make-a-pinhole-camera.html</p>
is photo paper the glossy paper used in printers?
No, photo paper is the light sensitive paper used by photographers to make prints from negatives. Print paper used in printers is a special type of ink jet paper and isn't light sensitive.
Am I the only one who thought this meant a tiny little spy camera? I feel so uncultured when I'm on this site.
There was a famous photographer a while back who made a pinhole camera out of a button and went around Japan photographing people. I wish I could remember his name though, his work was amazing.
Yes, but the digital camera guy is right there with you.
I was thinking the exact same thing, but this is cool, too :)
how can i download this article
it is amazing
i think u need to elaborate more on the last part. that is the hardest part and there are no pics
where would i get a brass shim from
can i use a safelight for this step? like, while loading the paper...
Using a safelight should be fine. Just don't use a bulb higher than 25 watts and be sure not to get the paper closer that 3 feet to the safelight.
Why does everthing have to be perfectly still?
&nbsp;the picture would be blury, like when you take &nbsp;picture and your hand moves slightly, so it turns out a bit blurry, when the shutter is open taking a long exposure picture, its just like that shaky hand, but on a larger scale, if you can understand what i mean
right... and now everybody should have a little more appreciation for the photos taken of they great-great-great-great-great-grandparents if they are lucky enough to have any of them at all. :-D
the picture will come out blurry and not right, i suppose XD
Well...now we know how they manufactured that picture of Lee Harvey Oswald...

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