We made pinhole cameras out of boxes and cylinders yesterday, and next week we’ll be out shooting with them, exposing directly onto photographic paper.
But in the meantime, I mocked up a quick pinhole cover for my DSLR and took a few shots. Not bad for a first attempt but I can see that (a) next time I need a smaller pinhole and (b) my sensor needs a clean. The spots don’t show normally but I’m told a pinhole shot really shows them up.
My 40D doctored to take pinhole shots
Very first shot: camera lying on desk pointing up at light fitting
Now, that reminds me: a friend bought me a cardboard pinhole camera kit for my birthday over three years ago. And I’ve never made it up. I will fish it out and have a play!
UPDATE: I’ve now been out and done some playing with my home-made pinholes from last week. Test shots here. (I’ve also made up, but not yet used, my film pinhole kit.)