Whenever Iíve given a pinhole photography workshop, at the end I always get asked where the materials can be acquired and how the partipants can continue. Because of the difficulty and expense of acquiring photographic paper and chemicals and the necessity for a safe-lit darkroom, very few actually follow through.
This summer, I set about to create a camera design which any one could make from commonly available materials using standard 35mm film and processing, and step by step directions for doing it. I finished the directions last week and immediately thought of improvements which solved several problems. The original document, The Populist, is posted, as well as A long discussion about clickers which follows as an addendum. I intend to redo the directions including the improvements, but this will have to do for now. Iím posting it this way for peer review about the project before I do the final version. I'd be interested in seeing if I've met my objectives and if anyone can suggest improvements.
It also probably makes a nice Christmas present.
The file is available at http://idea.uwosh.edu/nick/pinholephoto.htm