I decided I wanted to play around with pinhole photography. Its always intrigued me, and as my paycheck fell short this month, I needed something free to entertain myself with.

Now, I wanted to play around with this method of photography but still have the ease and instant gratification of digital. After doing a little research online I decided on a way to make a pinhole rig for my DSLR using material I already had at home.

Realistically, this instructable could cost you nothing, as it uses items you probably already have. At the most, I'd estimate it could set you back $15.

This instructable will show you how to make the pinhole rig for your DSLR, but will not go very in depth on how to take photos with it. That's because I'm still experimenting myself. Use this as a starting point for your experimentations and explorations!

Have fun, and as always, feel free to post your photos in the comments

Step 1: Materials and Tools

DSLR Camera
Body Cap for said Camera
Black Electrical Tape
Aluminum Foil

Fine Sand Paper
Dill and Small Bit (about 1/8in)
i don't get it, if you want to take long exposure pics just bump up the apperature to F22,
If you do holes horizontally, it will give you a panorama effect. Did you have to change any settings for it to take photos without a lens attached?
Neat, I'll have to give that a try. As far as changing settings, no changes were required. I've found that I like shooting in B&W better at low ISOs (80, 100, and 200). But thats just to produce the results I like.

About This Instructable


24 favorites


Bio: I'm just another person out there trying to get the most out of life. I love to expole the world around me and try ... More »
More by CYNICALifornia: Radio Go Box (Ham, MURS, GMRS and FRS) How To Enjoy A Prickly Pear Head-rest Speaker Mount (for ham, CB, or scanner radios)
Add instructable to: