Anamorphic experiment


So I made these anamorphic one-off camera’s, consisting of a plastic film can with a pinhole in the lid and a piece of 35mm film inside. The result was pretty cool.

Credits: stratski

But then I got thinking about a version that would be useful to people who don’t do their own developing. A version that didn’t have tiny loose bits of film, but an entire roll. So this is what I came up with:

- A film can with a big hole cut out, to act as a guide for the film.

Credits: stratski

- Then, curl the film around this, and attach to an empty roll.

Credits: stratski

Cover it all up in cardboard and tape, add a tape shutter and start shooting.

I already made this, and shot an entire roll, but I haven’t gotten around developing it. Still, I wanted to share this design with you before Pinhole Day next sunday. ;D

Credits: stratski

written by stratski on 2013-04-25


  1. cocaneonkamerasutra
    cocaneonkamerasutra ·

    great idea!
    i heard about alike experiments with photopaper but i still can't get how does it work /:

  2. kraftwerkartphotography
    kraftwerkartphotography ·

    This is great thank you. Always wanted to try this. I guess now I know how. :-)

  3. maximum_b
    maximum_b ·


  4. stratski
    stratski ·

    @cocaneonkamerasutra: all will be explained when my article gets published. With diagrams! ;)

  5. clickiemcpete
    clickiemcpete ·

    Great stuff! :)

  6. lostlittlekid
    lostlittlekid ·

    Nice, can't wait for the article :)

  7. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Fantastic. Please let me know when all of the diagrams are published!! :)