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Here's A Weekend Project For You With A Photography Twist

If you don't fancy a spot of DIY or gardening this weekend, why not construct a Sprocket Pinhole Camera?

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Pinhole Camera


I don't know about you, but my weekends tend to be about tidying the garden, cleaning the house and doing other boring but essential jobs that have anything remotely to do with photography. However, this weekend can be different as one: the weather's playing ball which means outdoor photography is an option and two: I've found this rather cool free template for constructing a Sprocket Pinhole camera that you can build without leaving your house should chores still need to be done. 


Pinhole Camera Image


The project is listed on the Spanish blog - Pixel Análogo which obviously means it's written in Spanish but thanks to the internet, it won't take you too long to translate the instructions. There's also a demo video which again is narrated in Spanish, but YouTube does have a subtitle option should you wish to translate the directions. Although, the video's easy enough to follow even if the only Spanish you know is how to say 'thank you' and 'can I have a beer please?'.


Pinhole Camera Construction


 Once you've downloaded the template, which you can get from here, you'll need the following materials to construct your camera: 

  • Thick cardboard (a cereal box will do) 
  • Pop / beer can
  • Needle (of the sewing variety)
  • Black electrical tape (although, I don't think the colour is really that important)
  • Glue stick
  • Liquid glue
  • Scissors or Stanley knife
  • An empty 35mm film canister
  • 35mm film 

Here's the video tutorial:


Enjoy the project and weekend folks! 


(Via DIY Photography

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