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Pinhole Camera DIY

Turn a Pringles Can Into a Pinhole Camera in 7 Minutes

If you want to go back to basics with photography, the time is now. The sun is out in full force, and those golden rays will result in beautiful, bright images! Pinhole photography is a great way to way to learn the basics of how a camera works, and this precocious DIYer named Fresley is going to show you how to make a pinhole camera from a Pringles can.

Fresley breaks down this do-it-yourself camera with easy-to-follow steps. You don't even need that many supplies! The camera has no lens — just a very small aperture that exposes a small piece of photo paper inside the camera to light. Below are some examples of pinhole photography.

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Watch Fresley's supercute tutorial below! Here's what you'll need:

  • Pringles can
  • Masking tape
  • Ruler
  • Wax paper
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • X-acto knife
  • Pushpin
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