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Pinhole Camera DIY

Turn a Pringles Can Into a Pinhole Camera in 7 Minutes

If you want to learn more about photography in 2015, then we've got something for you. 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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