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[Project] Matchbox Pinhole Camera + Results

In the previous post I wrote about a tutorial (How to create Pinhole Camera from a Matchbox). Well, I created mine (IT FEELS AWESOME) and I tested it with “Kodak TMAX 400 35mm film”. I feel happy with the results! :-)

في التدوينة السابقة تم شرح طريقة عمل كاميرا بدائية بإستخدام علبة أعواد الثقاب (الكبريت). طبعاً ما قدرت أصبر، وبالويك اند طبّقت الدرس وصنعت كاميرتي البدائية بنفسي! شعور قوي الحمدلله، واستخدمت فيلم Kodak TMAX 400 للتجربه، النتائج بالأسفل.

The Camera:

After using the film, taking the film roll to the Darkroom:

Some of the Negatives (total of 51 exposures approx. 24x24mm) scanned using Canon MP140 at 600 dpi:

Some of the Final Resulted Photos – After Photoshop-ed:

A truly fun experiment, so sad I was on a hurry while shooting. I couldn’t wait any longer, so I was shooting holding the Pinhole Camera by my hand.

Most of the negatives have my fingers on/or they are shaky!

DIY – How To Build a Matchbox Pinhole Camera?

مشروع قوي للويكند – اصنع كاميرتك من علبة الكبريت (أعواد الثقاب)، راح احاول انزّل تجربتي بالمحاوله قريباً ان شاء الله..

A great found! Consider it as your Weekend project, you’ll have so much fun. I will share my results later on, hopefully :-)

You Will Need

A matchbox !

  • A new roll of 35mm film.  Any type will do, but normal colour print film 100 or 200 speed works very well
  • An empty roll of 35mm film with at least 1cm stub of film sticking out  Ask at your local photo labs, they normally throw away/recycle these.
  • Some thin cardboard ( the box the new film comes in is fine
  • An empty drinks can
  • Black PVC electricians tape
  • The plastic from a spiral binder, or any small piece of thin, curved plastic
  • A fine sewing needle or pin
  • Scissors
  • A sharp craft knife
  • A black marker pen

The rest of the guide you’ll find it here: DIY – Matchbox Pinhole Camera

Have fun + share it :-)

UPDATE:

I did it as a project. See my results from HERE.