Taken with a beer can that has been converted into a pinhole camera, this image compresses three months into one instant.
Considering this is a homemade camera knocked together with a few borrowed parts, it's surprisingly high-tech, with the main selling-point being that it was laser-cut—and that you can make one yourself.
Part of Central Washington University was shut down for four hours after campus police stumbled across a homemade pinhole camera, believing it was a bomb. After calling in the army explosive team, they discovered it was some poor photographer's project.
In an age where TV makers and the like are constantly outdoing one another with new "world's largest" claims, it's refreshing to discover that something so analog—a pinhole camera's photo—is still the world's largest, five years on.
In a charming example of wordplay, Italian photography student Francesco Capponi took the Italian word "pinolo" (pine-nut) and turned it into Pinholo, the pine-nut pinhole camera. I could be wrong, but this could be the world's smallest pinhole camera. Even smaller than this dinky little camera, and most definitely…
When loaded with medium-format film (120mm), this cardboard pinhole camera can take long-exposure photos with quality you couldn't even dream about.
I do love the dreamy, lo-fi effects a pinhole camera creates. This lens cap turns a regular camera into a pinhole camera, used for sun photography and long exposure shots.
I love pinhole photography. The fact that people will take a gamble on a piece of film for months—or even years—strikes me as almost romantic, like a time capsule. This longest-ever exposure shows 34months of New York life.
Digital photography is clear, convenient and remarkably predictable. But film, particularly loaded into a pinhole camera, can be rough, murky and inherently retrospective. The 22 results of this Shooting Challenge are an excellent homage to the quirks of the medium.
I'm asking for a small commitment after last week's vacation. Digital photography's predictability makes us soft. So build a pinhole camera—it's neither hard nor expensive, promise—and take a photo with it. No more whining about lacking fancy equipment!
With the name "Battlefield" you'd hope to see a rugged, war-proof camera which could withstand anything. Instead, this pinhole cam looks like it belongs in an art gallery, displaying an example of retro-futurism or something.
The creator of this tiny camera made two mistakes. One: it's styled like a Lomography Fisheye camera, but can't shoot fisheye photos. Two: they're not for sale yet. I demand ten.
Between the months of June and December last year, "Mr. Mallon" was filming the sun's activities on a single film cell, which lay forgotten in his back garden. This is the beautiful result.
Printer. Paper. Rubber band. Two rolls of 35mm film. Do you have these things? Great. Let's make you a camera.
This is Yama, a pinhole camera made of silver, gold, mercury, gem stones and a Tibetan monk skull blessed by a Lama. Even if I had the $5,000 that it costs, I won't buy it.