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Pinhole Photography

Pinhole photography is photography at its most basic. Pinhole cameras can be made from any light-tight container by making a small “pinhole” in it that will serve as the lens. The images are usually very wide angle with infinite depth of field but are also less sharp than with a standard lens… resulting in soft dreamlike images.

I make many of my cameras out of Altoids tins and 35mm film containers. I usually use black and white photo paper as negatives, process them in the darkroom, then scan and post-process in Photoshop.

There is a wealth of information about pinhole photography available online. I recommend starting with Wikipedia if you are interested in learning more about it.

Altoids pinhole cameras
Pinhole cameras made from Altoids tins

army of 35mm film cannister pinhole cameras
An army of 35mm pinhole minions!