@theschlem was kind enough to lend me a pinhole camera made from a Republic of Tea can, and a 3D printed shutter he printed.
It’s similar to his coffee can, but it’s made with a tea can. The pinhole is at the top of the can, not the side. This makes an anamorphic image. It twists architecture.
The f-stop differs along the film, the further away from the shutter it is. I just went with the middle aperture.
It takes one sheet of 4×5 film at a time. I shot some 50 speed black & white, and estimated exposure with Pinhole Assist.
I went to see a movie at SIFF‘s Secret Cinema with some friends. The movie was at the Egyptian Theater, in Seattle.
After the movie, I stood on the sidewalk near some poles, and faced toward the entrance of the theater, and shot the picture with the camera on a tripod (tripod mount also 3D printed). I stood near the red X.
Note the white masonry in the shot.
Here’s what I got:
Check out that masonry!
At the bottom of the photo, you can see the frame of the shutter. I need to push the film further into the camera next time.
I developed it at home in Diafine.
I look forward to playing with this one more. Gotta bring a dark bag and more 4×5 film in a box, but it’s not that hard to load and unload it.