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Aluminum Can Pinhole Camera  Aluminum Can Pinhole Camera It’s time to go retro and set aside all the digitalness, at least for this very cool experiment. I stumbled on an interesting idea and challenge – make a six month time exposure with a pinhole camera. Yes, you read that correctly. No typo here, sixxxxx months. […]

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  • This is SUPER cool! Reading this makes me realize that it’s the underlying mechanics of how photos are actually captured using light that I don’t know nearly enough about. I can’t wait to see the 6 month exposure!

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  • This caught the attention of my boys. How fun! I hope you get some great shots with it.

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    Kent Weakley Reply:

    Thanks, fingers crossed :)

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  • Thanks, fingers crossed :)

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  • [...] Aluminum Can Pinhole Camera | Photography by Kent Weakley Blog Jun 23, 2011 … Using an aluminum can with the lid cut off, black and white photo paper is rolled and curved around … [...]

  • Claudia

    This is “way cool”.

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  • Pinhole camera using an Aluminium can, that’s impressive. These information are really helpful to make a pinhole camera in a easier way.This is super cool.

    Also check out the following link if you are really interested.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/830540667/original-pin-made-from-wood-cut-by-lasers-built-to

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Featured Photographer ~ Bob Soltys Bob Soltys is this week’s Featured Photographer. My interest in photography was sparked by Alfred Eisenstaedt’s black and white images in The Eye of Eisenstaedt. Not long after reading that book, my aunts gave me a Kodak Instamatic camera for Christmas that I used during family trips and to photograph […]

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Be The Light (or not) In Your Photographs Photo Tip Tuesday ~ Be the light (or not) in your photographs This is an easy one to overlook. Are YOU adding or subtracting light from your photos? It’s something to think about, and it works both ways. WHITE SHIRT If you’re in a tight spot and need […]

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Featured Photographer ~ Kevin Mullins We go across the pond to view the work of Kevin Mullins, this week’s Featured Photographer. Kevin’s work looks like a Hollywood wedding movie captured in stills. The level of emotion and honesty captured in each moment is spectacular. Kevin is a professional wedding photographer based in Wiltshire, UK. He has an enthusiasm […]

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What You Must Know Your Camera Can NOT Do Photo Tip Tuesday - Any good photographer must know what their camera can NOT do? Don’t worry, it’s not just your camera, but all cameras. What the camera can’t do is see as well as the human eye. You may be saying “well ya, I know that”, […]

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  • Or flash?

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    Kent Weakley Reply:

    Yes, a flash can help brighten shadow areas within reason. For large landscapes a flash, or even banks of strobes for that matter, probably won’t cover the entire scene.

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  • Yes, a flash can help brighten shadow areas within reason. For large landscapes a flash, or even banks of strobes for that matter, probably won’t cover the entire scene.

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  • For the example of the person, you could use spot metering and put the spot right over the person’s face/body. There’s always more than one way to solve a problem. :) Great post!

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  • Very good info. Lucky me I ran across your blog by chance (stumbleupon). I’ve book-marked it for later!

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