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Today, the last Sunday in April, is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. Celebrate by pulling out that that shoe box or Quaker Oats container camera that you’ve tucked away, or create a brand new pinhole camera with any of the many tutorials out there. For a little inspiration, here are a few popular pinhole cameras projects we’ve featured:

Also check out the official gallery for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day and if you do head out to shoot with your homemade camera, submit your best shot for inclusion in the gallery.

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Stereo Pinhole Camera Kit

Stereo Pinhole Camera Kit

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a Brooklyn-based creative technologist, Contributing Editor at MAKE, and Resident Research Fellow at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.



  1. Neat, ive been re-learning pinholes this month, been playing with blueprint paper in various old cameras, and week long exposures using mini pinholes. added soem photos to the flickr pool

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