Camera bag: homemade pinhole camera

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What's in my camera bag?

This week for What’s in my camera bag, the last toy camera. Our homemade pinhole camera.

Elise Larsen (of A Beautiful Mess) posted her DIY steps for making a pinhole camera (part 1 here and part 2 here). All I did was send the links to Andrew and he more or less took over for me.

He’s the best.

As you’ll see in a second, the first roll of film through this camera didn’t really work out, but I’m looking forward to trying again and having this toy in my arsenal going forward.


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Ok, see at the end there’s a roll of film still in the camera? Where did the canister go? Seriously no idea. So we loaded a roll and then somehow ruined it.

NO IDEA what happened. I don’t remember opening the camera before I took these photos. I cannot fathom where the canister went that the film came in (it’s just boring ol’ 35mm film).

No idea. We’ll just try again.

 The DIY instructions for this camera are part 1 here and part 2 here and some more ideas for pinhole cameras.

Here are some photos from when Andrew was putting it together ….

The box itself is one of those un-finished-wood boxes from Michaels or another craft store. It’s just up on it’s side (instead of with the lid on the top like a treasure chest).

The blue on the front is that fun foam stuff (flexible, thin)….

Let me know what other questions you may have about the materials.

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