If you are reading this page you likely typed in the web address on the back of the awesome business card my hubby designed for me. The hole in the middle of the card is reminiscent of the hole in pinhole cameras.
What is a pinhole camera?
Wikipedia defines a pinhole camera as "a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture [opening] – effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box."
You can make a pinhole camera (or buy one)
Making a pinhole camera is easy and a whole lot of fun. Below are some ideas and instructions for making memories with a pinhole camera. If you would prefer to buy a pre-fab pinhole camera kit there are plenty available online. Our favorite is one that lets you take the pictures and develop your own film using sunlight ($25). There are many other less expensive options.
Involve your whole family
Here's an idea - make a pinhole camera then take turns taking pictures of one another, the family pet or any object of your choosing. Go to the one hour photo store together and drop off the film. Spend the hour doing something as a family - have a picnic, go shopping or play in the park. Then pick up the photos and ooh, aah, laugh and smile as you look at them together. You can kick it up a notch by getting the photos put on CD when you have them developed and then having a slide show at home with popcorn for everyone.
Tell us about it
Share your pinhole experience with us. We'll email you back so you can send us one of your photos. We may even post it on this page as a shining example of your creativity and ingenuity. Have fun!