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This is a project that I did in Photography Class and not only is it a fun way to teach about the very fundamental mechanics of photography, it creates some fun and interesting photos too. The shoebox camera is the simplest of all cameras. It has no moving parts and can be built and used by just about anyone(that has access to developing equipment). It has no lens, rather a pinhole which, because of physics, will act like a lens because of its small size.

Materials Needed:
-Shoebox
-Black Tape
-Matte Black Paint
-Small piece of thin metal(I used flashing)
-Needle

Optional
-Tripod
-Large Washer
-Nut

Step 1:

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First step is to tape up your box. The objective is to make it 100% light proof, otherwise your paper/film will be exposed and your picture ruined. Tape up any and all holes. Tape all the edges of the box and lid so when you close it, it will make a nice seal. Then paint the interior of your box matte black.
 
MohitS47 months ago

Any subtitute for photographic paper, At some other places they said we can also use wax paper?
Also can I use Acrylic black paint ?

Thanks

MohitS47 months ago

Any subtitute for photographic paper, At some other places they said we can also use wax paper?
Also can I use Acrylic black paint ?

Thanks

JoshK210 months ago

imade it i just cant get photographic paper its to much its$12 for 2 pieses

its awesome really appreciable
This is awesome!
Mr.Fishers3 (author)  jessyratfink3 years ago
Thanks!
mikeasaurus3 years ago
Great looking photo!
Mr.Fishers3 (author)  mikeasaurus3 years ago
Thanks!
rachl0093 years ago
what brand of paper did you use for the negative?
Mr.Fishers3 (author)  rachl0093 years ago
It's ILFORD paper