There are cheap projects, and then there are Cheap projects. This is one of the latter, no doubt. In this project, we aren’t modifying a camera, we’re building one completely from scratch! And is that wasn’t enough, you can do so with some tape, some paper, a paperclip… You get the picture: Just stuff you have kicking about the office.
There is no reason a camera shouldn’t be made out of paper, as long as the paper is light-proof. So basically: Get some heavy-duty (black) paper, and make a camera out of it. Sounds a bit daunting, doesn’t it? But it’s perfectly doable, and to help you on your way, Lighthouse in a Tree have created a PDF template, downloadable from their website.
As if that wasn’t enough, they have also created a flash-based instruction video!
I’m definitely giving this a shot this week-end.
Thanks to Photography Jam for the tip!
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