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easy to make- very cool result

Posted by Samantha M. from Ivinghoe, England, United Kingdom • Published See Samantha M.'s 6 projects »
  • How to make a camera or camera accessory. How To Make A Camera Obscura - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cover the windows in black card - doesn't matter how untidy it looks as long as you block out all the light.

    Then using the pin make a hole- you may need to widen the hole -just widen it until you start to see the upside down image of outside and it will become clearer.

  • How to make a camera or camera accessory. How To Make A Camera Obscura - Step 2
    Step 2

    Enjoy the results, you can photograph the results if you wish- here is an artist that does that :


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Samantha M.
Samantha M. · Ivinghoe, England, GB · 6 projects
If its a white wall it'll be in colour, just have to make the pinhole big enough -mine ended up about 1cm.

And any camera will work (but something you can change the shutterspeed would be ideal)
you just point it in the general direction of the wall the camera obscura image is projected onto- ideally nearish to the pinhole and you may need a tripod or set the camera down on a table/ flat surface and have a really long shutter speed - about 10seconds because it'll be pretty dark in the room

Hope that helps
laneybug · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 12 projects
wow thats beautiful i saw on the link you posted the photographer made the shadow in color, is that just photo editing after? and when it was black and white it wasnt just a shadow it was like a picture on their wall, will it do this for me? thankyou!
Olivia H.
Olivia H. · Indianapolis, Indiana, US · 32 projects
How do you actually take the picture? Where do you aim the camera? Can I use a point-and-shoot camera?

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