selfmade pinhole camera

Some time ago I found a manual how to build a pinhole camera out of a matchbox. of course I had to try it. Knowing that I won’t get high quality photos out of it, I used a technique that’s called “cross processing”: Instead of a normal negative film I used a slid film (positive film) but then I gave it to the shop for processing with the normal chemicals for a negative film. This normally messes up every kind of colors. In combination with the rough picture that comes out of pinhole camera, I thought it could become a cool combination. I didn’t knew that a slid film needs a much more accurate exposure than a normal negative film, so most of the pics are wrong exposed, so it didn’t work for most of the Photos. But I still got some nice shots.

Later I had problems to find a shop that could scan the processed film, as the automated machines do not like films that do not follow on the normal side ratio, are positive and are totally wrong exposed. Also the one shop that has done it, missed the most of the Pictures. Afterwards I had to inverted the Photos by PC and re-calibrate the contrast. As the Scans where .jpg I couldn’t do much further. But for a fun project I got some cool pictures out of it. I’m still wondering how you can do real photos with that kind of simple self-made tools.

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primroses

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railway bridge

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track switch

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I have no idea what you see on thees pics...

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breakfast

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castle at Siegen (west Germany)

Later I might get a film scanner and see if I could get some more pictures out of this film.

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2 thoughts on “selfmade pinhole camera

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