Friday, October 8, 2010

Making Pinhole Cameras

Our first project this year is making pinhole cameras. These can be made out of pretty much any used household container that has a removable top.  The students learn how they can make a basic camera by making the container light tight (blocking light entry with black tape and painting it black inside to minimize light reflections). Then they make a hole in the box using a pin or small drill bit. The opening is covered up with a piece of black paper held onto the camera with tape.

Below is a pict of 5th grade Stetson Shutterbug Rashawn Pittman with his pinhole camera and first image.