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Post 9: How to make a pinhole camera

Pinhole camera (noun): a simple camera in which an aperture provided by a pinhole in an opaque diaphragm is used in place of a lens.

In other words, a pinhole camera is a light-proof box with a tiny hole in the front. It’s a really simple concept and thankfully really simple to make your own. I’ve often stumbled across many different types of pinholes cameras on the internet and there are brilliant and creative designs out there (you only have to take a quick google search to see for yourself) but if you’re on a cheap budget how about making a matchbox pinhole camera?  Here are 15-steps to creating your own, tried and tested by myself. So from the very top, let’s see what you need to get started.

Matchbox pinhole camera

Matchbox pinhole camera

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