A Pinhole Exposure Guide Neck Strap


I don’t know about you, but I never seem to remember all the little things that are needed for each camera. Thankfully, my Diana Multi Pinhole Operator came with a handy little Exposure Guide, but I couldn’t seem to fit it into the camera so I would always have it with me. I used Photoshop, cut and pasted a few things, and viola! A neck strap equipped with an exposure guide.

There really isn’t a whole lot to this:

I scanned the Exposure Guide, cut and paste the pictures with the words.

Then I printed out the sheet on plain paper, cut the strips out and taped them to the neck strap!

That’s it! Now you will always know how long to leave the shutter open.

Well, the taping wasn’t the easiest. I taped the strips in sections to the existing neck strap using small pieces of tape, then I used larger (packing tape) to wrap around the paper and neck strap so it was completely covered. Regular Scotch tape may work too. I recommend wrapping the neck strap using smaller sections of packing tape, about finger width. It will be much easier to wrap around.

Here is the image of what I printed out on a 8.5×11 sheet of paper.

written by gm_mcleod on 2011-07-19 #gear #tutorials #pinhole #tipster #iso-100 #iso-400 #lomography #iso #quickie-tipster #handicraft #exposure-guide #neck-strap #pinhole-top-tipster


  1. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Fantastic idea!

  2. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·


  3. notalux
    notalux ·

    simple but brilliant

  4. dakadev_pui
    dakadev_pui ·


  5. yyyhorn
    yyyhorn ·

    smrt 4 sure!

  6. antikoerper
    antikoerper ·

    very smart, thank you

  7. lynxalb00
    lynxalb00 ·

    now ya thinking!

  8. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Love it, you could go one step further and sew it!!

  9. kahel
    kahel ·

    whoaw! this'll work! :) thanks much!

  10. freyfrey
    freyfrey ·

    great idea for diana with different film speeds too!

  11. foodeanz
    foodeanz ·

    Finally!!! now i can always use my Diana Multi Pinhole Operator...Tqvm for the brilliant idea..

  12. vgzalez
    vgzalez ·

    wow! great!

  13. yogahk
    yogahk ·

    Smart and Creative!! :D

  14. ericaskea
    ericaskea ·

    got to love people who think of things like this

  15. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·


  16. stouf
    stouf ·

    Ahaha excellent idea !

  17. galihubi
    galihubi ·

    love this tip so much

  18. guanatos
    guanatos ·

    awesome idea!

  19. zitosqu
    zitosqu ·

    lovely Neck Strap :)

  20. domo-guy
    domo-guy ·

    Always on the know :)

  21. gm_mcleod
    gm_mcleod ·

    Thanks for all the amazing comments and likes!
    Glad you enjoy it.

  22. ahleng90
    ahleng90 ·


  23. theorangekid93
    theorangekid93 ·

    wicked! such a great idea!

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