Adventures with Pinhole and Home-Made Cameras
As technology takes away more and more of the decision making in photography the process is becoming ever more depersonalised. Adventures with Pinhole & Homemade Cameras aims to put the fun back into making pictures by showing how to build and use your own cameras. The simplest type of home-made camera is the pinhole, which can be made out of anything - matchboxes, coke cans even wheelie dustbins. But they do have limitations. By adding a simple lens to the front, image quality can be radically improved, and with a few craft skills you can add perspective movements, viewfinders, and film advance mechanisms. The book shows examples of pinhole and homemade cameras with an explanation of how they were made and pictures taken with them. View cameras, panoramic cameras, spy cameras, underwater cameras, even a camera made out of Lego: cameras built from scratch or cannibalised from collections of broken cameras found in garage sales - all make an appearance. The book is a huge collection of quirky and charming inventions but it also has a practical side, showing how these marvellous contraptions are used to excellent effect when it comes to taking pictures.
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accessory Actual image adhesive tape Alistair Angle of view basic black tape black-and-white black-and-white film Camera body type camera Main applications cartridge Category colour negative film components create darkroom Dimensions h x w x d effect emulsion equipment f-number facilities required film holder Film load film plane film speed filter finder fitted focal length focal plane focus focusing mount Focusing system frame numbers ground-glass screen hole home-made pinhole hours Skill level image area image plane image quality image-forming system instant picture film interchangeable Kodak large-format leaf shutter lens mount light lightproof lmage formation Mamiya maximum aperture medium-format meter reading Nominal format normal optical panoramic photograph pinhole camera Pinhole diameter pinhole Focal length plastic plywood printing paper rollfilm rollfilm holder salvaged scratch-built shape sheet film shoot Shutter speeds simple lenses soft-focus Technical Specifications technique tools and facilities Total construction tube viewfinder wideangle zone plate