Books on camera/photography are a dime a dozen, but nothing teaches you the basic principles of photography better than a book that’s literally a camera. This Book Is A Camera, published by Museum of Modern Art, is exactly that. It is a book on camera and it is also a camera. In other words, this is a working camera that resides in a pop-up book. Novel! In addition to providing the hardware, AKA a pinhole camera, this book also explains how photographs are made possible through the intrinsic properties of light. Now, we all know the theory, but there isn’t a better way to demonstrate that well-known theory through practical demonstration. Continue reading What Can Teach You The Basics Of Camera Better Than A Book That’s Literally A Camera?
Badly taken photographs are often referred to as “potato quality” which I thought is an insult to the starchy, tuberous crops because potatoes are actually much sought after as far as gastronomy is concerned. Seriously, you don’t find other starchy crops turned into French Fries, do you? Thus, I rest my case. Granted, the look does leave much to be desired. That, I can’t argue. Anyways, one Albany, Western Australia-based amateur photographer, Colin Lowe, took “potato quality” a little too literally by cobbling up a pinhole camera made out of, you guessed it, potato. Continue reading Awesome DIY Pinhole Potato Camera Literally Takes “Potato Quality” Images
we have, at one point in time, been exposed to the fundamental of imaging through DIY pinhole camera, but those examples your school teacher once taught you, were merely child’s play. with the VIDDY DIY Cardboard Pinhole Camera Kit, you will have another chance to do it right and this time, you will get to immortalize the images the pinhole camera captures on medium format or 35mm film. made from recycled cardboard, the VIDDY DIY Cardboard Pinhole Camera Kit comes flatpack with the required parts die-cut and ready to be popped out for assembly. except for a teeny weeny bit of glue required to fix the film advance knobs, the rest of the build is virtually glue-free, held together by split pins, and can be put together in under 30 minutes. Continue reading VIDDY Is A Working, Flatpack Pinhole Camera That You Can Put Together In 30 Minutes
pinhole photography is perhaps the epitome of lo-fi photography, but most pinhole cameras that money can buy are either downright unsightly, or not as solidly built as one might have liked. however, that’s not the case with the ONDU Pinhole Cameras. each of this super analog camera is handcrafted from locally-sourced (in this case, it’s in Slovenia) chestnut and maple wood, and features a basic but elegant form, complete with near-perfect rounded corners. lo-fi photography is just one aspect of these cameras, the other being its design: it is virtually void of screws, with the exception of a lone example that’s use to hinge the shutter. the rest of the camera, including the film winder, are held in place with super strong magnets embedded into the camera. Continue reading ONDU Pinhole Cameras
when we think lo-fi analog photography, we think Lomography or Holga. that’s no brainer, however, if you are ready take your love for lo-fi, analog photography a notch higher, then the Recesky Twin Lens Reflex Camera Kit is the perfect camera for you. like any good old twin-lens reflex camera, you shoot from your hip while looking down into the viewfinder located on the top but instead of 120 films, it uses any standard 35mm film, which is still readily available in the market. you can’t get any more retro than this, can you? Continue reading Recesky Twin Lens Reflex Camera Kit
if you think there’s something odd about the camera featured here, you are right. what you see here is a real working 120-mm film pinhole camera made out of screen-printed corrugated cardboard – in a Hasselblad design. pretty sleek, eh? check out a couple of photos taken by this Hasselblad pinhole camera after the break. want one? this is the part where i get to say “there are something money can’t buy and this is one of them” but if you are patience enough, designer Kelly Angood will be putting a downloadable version that can printed on any home printer and made one using the print-out plus a few household items. the good thing is this downloadable version will take 35 mm film instead of the pricier 120 mm film. the download should be available at Kelly Angood website in a few weeks time.