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How to make your own pin­hole cam­era for vin­tage- look­ing pics

Scout - - INSIDE SCOUT - BY ROMEO MO­RAN PHO­TOS BY PA­TRICK SE­GOVIA

W ho says you have to shell out lots of money for a cam­era that takes pretty pic­tures? Mansy Abe­samis, master of arts and crafts by virtue of own­ing the craft shop Hey Kessy ( lo­cated at 71B Este­ban Abada St., Loy­ola Heights, Que­zon City), shows us how to put to­gether a func­tion­ing pin­hole cam­era out of a card­board box and two cans of film. You can also watch her build it from scratch at scout­mag. ph.

STEP 1

Mark out a 24mm square or a 36mm by 24mm rec­tan­gle ( if you want a stan­dard- for­mat rec­tan­gu­lar photo) ex­actly at the cen­ter of the match tray. Cut out the frame shape with a craft knife, keep­ing the edges neat or messy to your lik­ing. Any rough edges and card fibers will ap­pear around the edges of each photo. Color the inside of the tray and the inside front of the match­box sleeve with a black marker to re­duce in­ter­nal re­flec­tions in the cam­era. Mark out a 6mm square ex­actly at the cen­ter of the match­box sleeve’s front. Care­fully cut this square out, keep­ing the edges as neat as pos­si­ble to avoid fluffy fibers ob­scur­ing the im­age.

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