Photo: Sroyon / 35mmc.com

Pinhole photography is often associated with ‘intro to photography’ -type classes, because it simplifies the process of recording an image down to bare bones. But there is both an art and a science to creating a well-functioning pinhole camera. Specifications like hole diameter and the light-sensitive material’s distance and angle-of-view to the pinhole make a huge difference.

So, how does one elevate the pinhole camera from DIY beginner project to serious creative tool? With a little bit of technical know-how and a whole lot of trial-and-error. Join 35mmc’s Sroyon on their adventures in the world of cardboard cameras.

Read: Making and using a cardboard camera – adventures in pinhole photography

About Film Fridays: We recently launched an analog forum and in a continuing effort to promote the fun of the medium, we’ll be sharing film-related content on Fridays, including articles from our friends at KosmoFoto and 35mmc.