Camera in a paint can

All you need is a roll of 35mm film or a piece of light-sensitive photo paper. Load either material into the can in a dark room then give the lid a good knock to seal it tight.

camera in a paint can
UrbanOutfitters

Pinhole photography has long been regarded as a quirky alternative to taking pictures, and shutterbugs can use almost any empty containers to take images.

The Paint Can Pinhole Camera goes back to the basics of photography. All you need is a roll of 35mm film or a piece of light-sensitive photo paper. Load either material into the can in a dark room then give the lid a good knock to seal it tight. When something catches your eye, simply remove the magnetic strip covering the pinhole to take the shot. Depending on the lighting situation and the type of media you are using, exposure can range from a few seconds to a couple of minutes.

UrbanOutfitters is retailing this "camera" for $20, but if you have an empty paint can lying around at home, you could probably DIY it for less than a buck.

(Via Crave Asia)

 

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