If you’re looking for an awesome use for the DIY DSLR pinhole camera lens we showed you how to make filming some pinhole videos is a cool way to give videos an instant old-timey vibe.
At the all-things-photographic blog DIY Photography School they’ve shared their experiments with using a DIY pinhole lens on a DSLR with movie capabilities to create some really neat pinhole videos. They were at the park messing around with a pinhole camera and a small epiphany struck:
I took it with me to the park the next sunny afternoon, along with a tripod, expecting to take a few multi-second exposures of dandelions. I was surprised to learn that I 1/5s was all I needed at ISO 800 to get a proper exposure. I cranked the ISO up to 5000 shortly thereafter, getting a shutter speed of 1/30s.
I was thrilled that I could shoot pinhole photos hand-held at that speed! It was only later, as I was leaving the park that the significance of the “1/30s” shutter speed hit me… That was the correct shutter speed for 24 frames/s HD video! That was my goal for the weekend: find a classic pinhole photo subject, get the camera back on a tripod, and make a short video.
The above example is one of their favourites due to the inclusion of the steam engine which just serves to bolster the authentic feel of the video. Check out the full article at the link below to see how to build a pinhole lens for your DSLR and some more tips on shooting pinhole video. Have a photography hack of your own to share? Let’s hear about it in the comments.
Photographer Shoots Locomotive HD Video With Pinhole Canon 7D [Digital Photography School ]