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13 May 2017 16:00 — 18:30 // Custom pinhole cameras //
Experiment #1.18.2: Custom pinhole cameras #2
Scheduled from proposal: Custom pinhole cameras #2 with 90Ŧ
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In this workshop we will see the results of the 1st pinhole camera workshop and try to improve on making images. This time we will try to make cameras out of totally random objects that you will bring with you and insert photo film into them; and take the photos on the spot and scan them too (erasing the image but leaving its digital presence). We are using some Soviet photo film, so the result is not guaranteed. If it fails we will make another session like this with another photo film. 

In order to get sharp enough images I was thinking of using these laser cut holes, sold in this shop: http://www.teknofokus.fi/Astro/Objektiivit.htm 

A single sheet with laser cut hole costs 8 €, but if we would have 10 people interested, we could buy them in bulk for 5 € per sheet. These can be reused and will probably make the images a little bit sharper than self-made holes. 
So in case you are interested please RSVP below. I will go and buy them myself first, so we can get the cheaper deal. Do not forgot to state the size of a hole you would like: 0,1 - 0,2 - 0,3 - 0,4 - 0,5 - 0,75 and 1,0 mm holes are available. For match box cameras I would think the smaller options are better: http://pinhole.stanford.edu/pinholemath.htm 

At this website someone is calculating the distances and sizes too. There is an equation out there for it.

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Katarina Meister (Kata_Meister) says....
May 11, 2017 01:49

Update: the Soviet photo film worked, I will try to organise a dark room for Saturday in one of the back rooms. We will try to make the holes ourselves and test them out, I got some tips how to make them extra good...

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mactwyver says....
May 12, 2017 11:46

Aaah sorry, I can't make it tomorrow, but it looks like a really nice workshop. If you host another pinhole workshop I can hopefully attend it in the future.

btw as soon as I have the photos developed I can send you the results :)

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Katarina Meister (Kata_Meister) says....
May 13, 2017 11:54

No worries @mactwyver! My images came out foggy as always, so I learnt some techinques how to improve that which has to do with using yoghurt foil instead of can tin and sanding down the hole etc making it extra neat. Also having the hole small enough helps...

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