Making Your Own Room With a View

The earliest ancestor of the modern camera is the camera obscura, in which a small hole in a window shutter projects a brightly lit outdoor scene onto the wall in a darkened room. Continue reading Making Your Own Room With a View

What is a pinhole camera?

A pinhole camera is very easy to make yourself, although it can also be bought. Basically, it is a light-tight box with a tiny pinhole on one side (made with a needle) and photo paper or film on the other side (taped to the box). No lens, battery or automatic operation is used. A pinhole camera can be constructed from a can, container or tea can. The vessel used could also be a coffee pot, for instance. Continue reading What is a pinhole camera?

34 Month Long Exposure With A Pinhole Camera

A lot of cameras have the long-exposure function that captures movement in a picture over a small period of time, and they are known as hard-to-shoot photos. But what about a three year long exposure period? A German artist and also photographer, named Michael Wesely, has found out how to make photos with that long exposure. He was really interested in the urban construction projects in Berlin in 1997, so he used a self-built unique pinhole camera to capture the development. Continue reading 34 Month Long Exposure With A Pinhole Camera