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Pinhole camera with a bit of Weetbix box

For a quick bit of fun, I thought it'd be cool to:

  1. take a small piece of Weetbix box
  2. punch a coarse hole in it
  3. tape some aluminium foil over the hole
  4. push the head of a pin through the aluminium foil
  5. hold it over a camera flange to take some photos

Pinholes are small. Mine was somewhere around 0.4 mm, and with a focal distance of approximately 46 mm, that puts it in the ballpark of f/100. Not much light gets to the sensor, and I was handholding the camera, so I was forced to increase the film speed to compensate, resulting in the fairly noisy images you'll see below. It was still a lot of fun to play with a pinhole and get that "low-fi" look on some of the photos with light sneaking in through the edges where I can't have been holding the weetbix box close enough to the flange.

Cat

46 mm, f/100, 1/30 s, 6400 ISO

Cat!

Bush

I kind of like the light leak toward the top of the image.

46 mm, f/100, 1/30 s, 6400 ISO

Bush

Window

This photo's only here because of the low-fi light leak.

46 mm, f/100, 1/40 s, 6400 ISO

Window

Car

Pinhole boasting equal clarity on objects near and far. Also a cheeky light leak across the bottom of the image.

46 mm, f/100, 1/125 s, 6400 ISO

Car

Fuchsia

Holding a piece of cardboard over the flange of the camera while handholding the camera is harder than you think.

46 mm, f/100, 1/80 s, 6400 ISO

Fuchsia with light leak

Let's try again more carefully and with a longer exposure.

46 mm, f/100, 1/30 s, 12800 ISO

Fuchsia