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