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Pinhole Cameras
A Do-It-Yourself Guide
Chris Keeney

ISBN 9781568989891
Publication date 06/29/2011
5.5 x 8.5 inches (14.0 x 21.6 cm), Hardcover
192 pages, 35 color illustrations, 175 b/w illustrations
Rights: World; Carton qty: 20; ( 3,828 .0)

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There can be so much more to taking a picture than pressing a button, and the quirky, time-bending results of the pinhole camera will surely show your extended effort. In the age of digital everything, the counter-intuitiveness of the pinhole makes it a fun D.I.Y. art form that gains new audiences everyday. Made from oatmeal canisters, mint tins, or even a toilet paper roll, a future pinhole is likely sitting under your sink or in your pantry right now.

Pinhole Cameras author Chris Keeney provides a welcome blend of instruction and example in this illustration-filled book. A gallery of pinhole pictures is included, proving that these simple cameras take some serious shots and some funny ones too. Inexpensive, mistake-welcoming, and unconventional, pinhole cameras offer a fascinating and fun take on photography. Pinhole Cameras: A DIY Guide is perfect for the novice student, the practiced hobbyist, and anyone else interested in the do-it-yourself movement.


A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Chris Keeney is a professional photographer living and working in San Diego, California. Although schooled in analog film and paper photography, he now uses digital photographic processes in his professional work, but enjoys the spontaneity and creative freedom of making his own DIY pinhole cameras.

In the past five years Keeney has made a name for himself in the pinhole photography world by inventing numerous DIY pinhole cameras and giving instructions on how to make those cameras online. He also has published features on pinhole photographers from around the world on his website since 2007.

With his knowledge of pinhole photography, Keeney is a widely known and respected expert on the art of DIY pinhole photography. He also enjoys using vintage cameras as well as toy cameras to create images. His experimentation with these vintage and toy cameras has been published in books and on websites around the world.


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Editorial Reviews


swiss-miss.com:
"Heres a fantastic book photography enthusiasts: Pinhole Cameras: A DIY Guide, by Chris Keeney. Definitely a cool gift idea for parents that want to pass on the love for photography. What better idea than to build pinhole cameras with your little ones?"

ForeWord Reviews:
"Spiral bound, in a case designed by Deb Wood, Pinhole Cameras is as beautiful as it is informative. Whether following its instructions while at the workbench or enjoying the dreamy images within, Keeney has found success bringing a youthful pastime into adulthood."

photo+eye:
"Pinhole Cameras: A Do-It-Yourself Guide is a fun tutorial for building your own pinhole camera out of just about anything. Starting with a brief history of the pinhole camera presented along with creative examples for construction, the book communicates both a sense of the creative options available as well as the importance of pinhole photography in the history of the medium. From shoeboxes to Altoids cans and even digital cameras, this guide explores a number of ways to get started making your own camera out of objects that are probably already laying around the house."

betterlivingthroughdesign.com:
"With excellent information and step by step instructions (illustrated), author Chris Keeney has compiled a variety of pinhole cameras that you can make at home. Oatmeal canisters, mint tins, matchboxes, and more all inexpensive ways to take some truly original shots. Check it out."

whipup.net:
"Nicely published by Papress I love their quirky and quality mix of design, diy and architecture books. Great for kids to experiment with these projects too teaches about light and lenses good diy practical science at work!"

betterlivingthroughdesign.com:
"With excellent information and step by step instructions (illustrated), author Chris Keeney has compiled a variety of pinhole cameras that you can make at home. Oatmeal canisters, mint tins, matchboxes, and more all inexpensive ways to take some truly original shots. Check it out."

Midwest Book Review:
"An excellent pick for anyone with a do-it-yourself spirit."



Reader Comments


nice (rating out of 5):

a perfect antidote to hipstamatic


- James Reeder from United States (07/05/2011)

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