If you’re interested in pinhole photography but you’ve been underwhelmed by some of the simple pinhole designs we’ve shared and you’ve seen around the net, the Battlefield Pinhole Camera is like the luxury SUV of the DIY pinhole camera world.
Pinhole photograph is an old but still novel technique for taking interesting photos. Unfortunately pinhole cameras tend to be pretty boring in design — usually little more than a light-sealed box with a pinhole and a flap of electrical tape or such over the hole. The Battlefield Pinhole Camera is a beefy DIY camera that takes not just one pinhole snapshot but three simultaneously — it holds three rolls of film and projects the image onto all three rolls at the same time creating a composite image across the three. In the sample above the author of the project used a combination of black and white and colour film for quite an interesting effect.
You can check out the mechanism in action in this video:
The tutorial includes dozens of pictures and videos of each step of the construction, definitely one of the more well documented DIY projects we’ve ever featured. Check out the full tutorial at the link below to see all the painstakingly laid out steps as well as more samples of the crazy three-roll pinhole photography in action.