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a wooden box…

No pixels, no SD cards, no batteries, no auto-focus lenses, no manual focus lenses. No lenses and no focusing at all. The camera: a wooden box. The “lens”: a 0.2mm (f 125 equivalent) pinhole on the front of the box. The shutter: a removable piece of cardboard covering the pinhole. And off you go: pinhole photography, where each exposure needs seconds in bright light, minutes in low light. The truth is there is little as rewarding as creating a photo literally from scratch, from building your camera, to judging your exposure times, to developing your film. In pinhole photography, it’s just the technique’s weaknesses and even your mistakes that result in rewarding and fascinating images.

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