Pinhole photography uses a camera without a lens. A very fine needle hole in a thin brass shim replaces the lens. Light passes through the hole and an image is formed on film in the camera. The image-forming ability of a tiny hole is thought to have been known thousands of years ago. A pinhole in a dark chamber would project an image of the brilliant scene outside.


  The Pinhole Format co. makes available a How-to-Guide on constructing and using a large 8x10 corrugated pinhole camera. It instructs you on how to make three different focal length cameras: wide-angle, normal and telephoto. Included in the booklet are six 1.5-in. sq. .002 brass shims. Three shims have individual precision hand-drilled pinholes in different diameters, the three blank shims supplied are for you to make pinholes; explained in STEP 9 How-to make a pinhole.The How-to-Guide includes: Historical notes, Technical facts, where to buy 8x10 film, and how to make a 12-in. sq. platform for a tripod stand. With just a few inexpensive items purchased at your local art store or shopping-mart and the How-to-Guide on hand, you will learn to build a working corrugated pinhole camera. After exposure, the 8x10 film or photographic paper is then developed under darkroom conditions.  

  Follow the easy How-to-Guide instructions on making and using a large 8x10 pinhole camera. Taking pictures with your handmade camera is the earliest form of the photographic process, and it's simplicity allows you to concentrate on the freedom of personal expression.   




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