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How To Construct A 6-Month Duration Pinhole Camera

Learn how to make a solargraph camera with the king of pinhole photography Justin Quinnell.

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Photography has a reputation for been an expensive hobby but actually, it doesn't have to be if you're up for a bit of DIY and experimentation. 

For just a few quid, you can build your own pinhole camera from a few objects you'll probably already have lying around the house that you can use to capture exposures that can be anything from a few hours to months long.

"Now's the perfect time to make your 6-month exposure solargraph camera in time for the Winter Equinox," says pinhole photographer Justin Quinnell whose 6-month Suspension Bridge Solargraph has become rather famous. 

To construct a pinhole camera, you'll need a beer can, photographic paper, a pin and lots of gaffer tape. Then, all you need to do is watch the above video to learn how to put all of the bits and pieces together. 

Landscapes are a popular subject choice for pinhole photographers but some have also captured nudes through this medium, too. If you don't fancy crafting your own pinhole camera from a tin and tape you could always use a 3D printer to build your own 3D printed pinhole camera design or perhaps a hand-crafted wooden pinhole camera is more your style? 

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