A small gallery of photos shot by my very own, homemade, Lego, pinhole camera.
This camera was part of my final photography project during senior year of high school. I built it out of a random variety of Legos. Using black electrical tape, I lined the inside to avoid any light leaks. In the front of the camera I taped a small square of foil down with a pinhole poke out to serve as the lens. In the darkroom, I’d just pop off the top and slip in a piece of black and white photo paper. After that, I began a long series of trial and error.
The result were surprising and exciting! As you can see, even my professor (John Costello) had to try it out. I donated the camera and an album to the Broomfield High School photography program after graduation. A few years later I revisited the school and saw that new photography students had added their own shots to the album.
I love the different styles of cameras that Lomography has, but I also like to create my own cardboard cameras that use pinholes to be able to take pictures using traditional film. This time I created the Pinhole F, a camera inspired by the Diana F+ and shoots 12 pinhole photos using 120 film.
If you're thinking of shooting pinholes this month but haven't decided where to do it, the dreamy pinhole photos taken by a Dutch photographer by the seaside will certainly convince you to take off to the nearest beach and give it a shot.
For this week's Camera Collections, we present to you _smg_, our community member from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. _smg_, or Shaun in real life, is a coffee lover, avid lomographer and camera collector. His arsenal comprises of not only Lomo cameras, SLRs and compacts, but is composed of disposables and home-made pinhole cameras as well. Read on to find which his favorites are from a variety of almost 200 cameras.
Recently, we’ve been digging through all our LC-A 120 negatives from when we first started testing the new camera. During this search, we had our very own finding Vivian Maier moment when we unearthed a bunch of photos shot by the super-talented dopic whilst he was on vacation in Japan last year. We totally love these shots and couldn’t resist sharing them with you!
The afternoon of April 27, 2014 was spent on a Langley farm in Canada taking pictures with a homemade paint can pinhole camera, celebrating World Pinhole Photography Day. I am akula, a high school photography teacher, and this is why pinhole photography works for me.
A few months ago, Lomography made available a whole range of pinhole cameras made out of premium wood. Interested in knowing how good they are, I brought the medium format one on my last trip to Germany.
Every summer, my soul screams for a lazy, hot day back at my parents' home, for some good food, relaxation, and catching up with childhood friends. This year is no different, so I went back down to my small hometown in the very northeast of Belgium to enjoy a perfect laid back day doing nothing and everything. And of course, I brought my analogue cameras along to eternalize all of these small but grand moments in life.