Craft & Design
Pinholes, Zone Plates and A Camera Made Out of Boxes!

Two new Instructables about pinhole photography showed up this week. If you’ve never played around with non-digital photography, this is a really fun. Being in a dark room and seeing your own lensless photos appear magically in a tray of chemicals is a magical experience that everyone should have!


Zoneplates are like pinholes, but they have tiny rings instead of one hole and they give a slightly different effect than a pinhole. RCline goes into detail on how to design your own and get them printed out by a printer. – Link


LennyB used camera boxes and bellows to make an 8×10 pinhole camera. The great thing about pinhole cameras is that they can be made out of anything! – Link

Related Posts, Podcast and Articles:

  • Check the digital edition for instructions on how to make a widescreen medium format pinhole. – Link
  • The Weekend Projects podcast tackled a pinhole camera project. – Link
  • There have been tons of pinhole projects posted to the blog! – Link