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BOXES OF DREAMS
OR HOW TO BUILD YOUR PINHOLE CAMERA

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

8. A SPECIFIC TECHNIQUE

9. BETTER AND BETTER : THE « ZONEPLATE »

10. A LOWCOST MAKESHIFT LAB

A. PINHOLE CAMERAS BUILT MADE FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC PAPER

THE PLACE
THE EQUIPMENT
CHEMICAL PRODUCTS AND LIGHT-SENSITIVE PAPER
PROCESSING AND PRINTING
PREPARING YOUR PRODUCTS
PROCESSING NEGATIVE PAPER
THE POSITIVE PRINT

B. PINHOLE CAMERAS MADE FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC FILM

11. FAQ’S

12. PRACTICAL INFORMATION

13. USEFUL LINKS

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PORTFOLIOS



1. WHAT EXACTLY IS A PINHOLE CAMERA ?

2. THE INFINITE POSSIBILITIES OF THE PINHOLE CAMERA

3. A BIT OF HISTORY…

4. A FEW BASIC PRINCIPLES

A. THE LIGHT-SENSITIVE SURFACE
B. THE DIAPHRAGM
C. THE EXPOSURE
D. IN PRACTICAL TERMS

5. A SIMPLE AND ECONOMICAL PINHOLE CAMERA

A. IN A DISUSED BOX

1. BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS

NECESSARY EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS
CHOOSING THE RIGHT BOX
MAKING THE FIRST HOLE
MAKING THE SECOND HOLE, THE PINHOLE PER SE
FIRST SOLUTION: ALUMINIUM FOIL
SECOND SOLUTION: OLD-STYLE RAZOR BLADES
FIXING THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PAPER IN THE BOX
LOADING THE CAMERA AND MAKE IT LIGHTPROOF
CALCULATING THE APERTURE

2. CALCULATING THE EXPOSURE

THE OLD-STYLE WAYThe old-style way
USING A LIGHTMETER
NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS WHEN MEASURING THE LIGHT

B. ALWAYS SIMPLE BUT CUSTOM-MADE

PROJECT 1. THE SQUARE PINHOLE CAMERA
PROJECT 2. THE "PANORAMIC" PINHOLE CAMERA
A FEW EXAMPLES OF CUSTOM-MADE PINHOLE CAMERAS

6. READY-MADE PINHOLE CAMERAS 2

7. TRANSFORMING A REGULAR CAMERA INTO A PINHOLE CAMERA

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