Sunday, 17 January 2010

Digital Pinhole Photography

Pinhole photography is a fantastic example of how really basic optics, the simple particle-like quality of light, can give impressive results... Having recently got my hands on a digital SLR I had a play to make a high quality pinhole "lens" for it.Basing the pinhole on a camera body cap makes it very simple to handle, it can be swapped on and off like a normal lens and has no problems with light leakage etc.The pinhole is handmade from a piece of 0.5mm aluminium with a hole poked through using a penkife and safety pin.Given it is 100% handmade and stuck together with tape it gives impressively good results!If you are interested in making one yourself check out my instructables project with step by step instructions.

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