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Science: Pinhole Cameras

These sites are about pinhole photography. Includes links to pages on how to build various types of pinhole cameras, advanced pinhole techniques, the history of pinhole photography, and Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. Also includes a link to the eThemes Resource on Photography.

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Learn how to make your own pinhole camera using everyday items and instructions from this website. Includes illustrations.
This site includes step-by-step instructions on how to build a matchbox pinhole camera. Includes detailed photographic illustrations. Click on the blue "Next" link below content to advance to the next page. NOTE: The last page of the site includes links to photography-related books on the Amazon.com site.
This six step process shows you how to convert a digital SLR into a digital pinhole camera. Photographs of each step are included. NOTE: This site includes banner ads, other ads, and sponsored links. NOTE: The site also links to social networking sites and a message board.
Learn advanced/alternative techniques for pinhole photography on this site. Click on "Pinhole" and then choose an item from the drop-down menu to see the content. Includes information about basic, multi-hole, double slit, zone plate, and video pinhole photography, as well as image galleries and information about the related art of photograms.
Read about the history of pinhole photography, see images made with pinhole cameras, learn about how to make a pinhole camera, and more. Includes many links to other pinhole photography sites.
See the evolution of photography through the years. The site includes information about pinhole cameras, the camera obscura, and related topics.
This site includes information on how to get involved with the annual celebration of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. Click on "Resources" and then on "The Pinhole FAQ" link to learn about the scientific implications of pinhole photography. NOTE: This site links to social networking sites.
These sites have information about the history of photography and the photographic process. Read biographies of famous photographers, browse through a timeline of important events, and learn how cameras and film work. Includes an online simulation that demonstrates the importance of shutter speed and aperture. There are online games and videos, plus many historic and modern photos. Includes instructions for making a pinhole camera, plus information on how to use photography to teach mathematical concepts. Includes a link to the eThemes Resource "Science: Pinhole Cameras".
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