Whitecliffe: "I'LL GIVE YOU 3 AND A BIT DAYS. MAKE AT LEAST ONE CAMERA AND PRODUCE SOME PICTURES. WE DON'T CARE IF YOU'VE NEVER DONE PHOTOGRAPHY BEFORE. OH ALSO TO MAKE THINGS AWKWARD WE'LL ALSO PARTNER YOU UP WITH A RANDOM PERSON LOL. K GO"
That's my art school T_T Anyway, after a stressful week of 12 hours days, my partner and I managed to make 7 cameras and get a big pile of shots. Unfortunately a lot of them were extremely over and under exposed.. Some cameras had light leaks.. Oh man. This photo was taken from an old metal cookie tin I had. It had 3 apertures. Is that even what they're called. 3 holes okay. It took a shitload of effort. ALLLLLLL traditional..
How to make your own Pinhole Camera and Photos
-Find or make some kind of box, bag, potato honestly as long as you can make it COMPLETELY light proof it doesn't matter. We used a set of 4 Russian dolls even.
-Spray paint the inside black. Make sure there are no holes.
-Cut a small piece of metal. Sand it down using various grades of sandpaper. Using a needle, make a VERY tiny hole in it. Don't push the needle all the way through. (You literally couldn't see the hole we made for one. Teeeny.)
-Use ink pen to circle hole on both sides. Surround metal in black Gaffer tape.
-Make a larger hole in your camera box. Use more Gaffer tape to stick your needle-holed metal thing to the inside.
-Make a shutter to completely cover the hole. Like literally if you have a tiny gap your photos will be ruined.
Go into darkroom to load paper into your camera.
-Note focal length and exposure times. The distance between the paper and pinhole, the size of your camera and the lighting conditions all effect your photos.
-Like in bright sun your cam could take a pic in like 30 seconds. Inside it can take hours.
-Position camera. Hold still. Remove shutter and TIME.
-Close shutter. Scuttle indoors with your camera making sure NUUU light gets in at all. DON'T FREAKIN OPEN IT!!
-Go to darkroom.
-Walk into at least three people.
-Ask 'WHO JUST TOUCHED MY BUTT?!' because someone will touch your butt.
-splash your phto in some chemicals like 3 diff kinds for like 10 mins then put it in water
-go outside and dont open both doors at once else peeps will scream at you
-u can tell i stopped being esrious right
-go get more paper and go in the other darkroom
-then you gotta make paper kiss and mwah mwah
-turn the light on and maybe fiddle with the magenta thing
-turn the light on some more cus its prob not gonna be dark enough but you cant even tell
-oh i forgot the thing about the test strips
-put it in more chemicals
-lose it in the third tray of fix cus fuckin EVERYONE JUST LEAVES THEIR SHITTY PHOTOS IN THERE
-get chemicals into your cuts and huty
-hit your head on the towel dispenser cus its real dark and crowded
-ask who touched your butt again
-rinse your photo
-go look outside to see if its totes black or actually a photo
-hit head against wall
-repeat like 90 times
How to take a photo with your fuckin phone
-push the button to open camera then push another button to fuckin take the photo
(Actually this is a photo of the negtive but I reversed the colours on my phone.. So I used BOTH techniques I listed!)