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Old 21st June, 2005, 12:46 PM
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Giant portable pin hole camera

A camera so big you can sit inside it!

This is something I've seen on TV, so I don't have any pics or links.

Anyone can make this camera quite cheaply so long as you have a suitable car.

What you do is make the rear part of you car light proof bar one tiny pin-hole in the rear window. You can use removable panels to black-out the windows.

All you need to take with you is some nice big sheets of B&W photographic paper. You can also take the chemicals, trays, etc because the back of the car can double-up as a mobile darkroom.

The pin hole will project an image in the back of the car. Once you have found a suitable scene just expose the paper to the projected image and develop it there and then.

This method is very similar to what alot of the old master painters would do. Except that they would project the image on to canvas and use it as a guide for their brush. Yes, they cheated!
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Old 21st June, 2005, 12:49 PM
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Old 21st June, 2005, 11:49 PM
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you know I took a photography class when I was in the 9th grade. The first cameras we used were the pin hole cameras we each made for ourselves. I had forgotten that til you brought it up. Thanks.

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Old 21st June, 2005, 11:56 PM
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"The earliest mention of this type of device was by the Chinese philosopher Mo-Ti (5th century BC). He formally recorded the creation of an inverted image formed by light rays passing through a pinhole into a darkened room. He called this darkened room a "collecting place" or the "locked treasure room."

Rack up another one for the old guys! ":O}
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I made a few different types of pinhole cameras for my photography class last semester, i should dredge up the cameras, or the pics and show them.
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My Physics classroom could double-up as a "locked treasure room". It had pull down blinds which made it light tight and a pinhole in one of the blinds. So you could have a big screen projection on the wall of everyone walking past outside. Quite funny if someone was to stop and pick their nose, they would be unaware that everyone was watching them larger than life. LOL
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The Camera Obscura in Edinburgh is good for that style of thing. You can see an amazing distance with that thing!
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Old 24th July, 2005, 11:58 AM
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The Camera Obscura in Edinburgh is good for that style of thing. You can see an amazing distance with that thing!
Didn't even know there was one there Toro, whereabouts is it?
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Its on the Royal Mile, bout halfway up, more towards the top end, as I recall. Theres a museum that goes along with it, quite interesting, I think i was abit too young when i was there to truly appreciate it though.
You've probably seen it if you have been to the castle, its fairly ordinary looking buidling, with a white tower with black timbers.

heres a link http://brightbytes.com/cosite/2edinb.html

[edit] just found this official website http://www.camera-obscura.co.uk/

[edit=2]Just had a look at said website, not much there at this time, just opening times and prices
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