6-Month Pinhole Exposure Made with a Beer Can

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Beer--it can do anything! For example, once you drink it, beer grants you the magical ability to make a camera from the can which contained it. That's what Matt Bigwood did:

The equipment is very simple – an empty beer can with the top removed and a hole made with a needle or pin, a card lid for the can held on with gaffer tape, and a sheet of 5”x7” black and white photographic paper inside. To make a six-month long exposure the camera needs to be pointing south towards the sun. Composition is an educated guess -  it needs to be south facing and the bottom of the can raised slightly to get more sky in the picture. Because the paper is wrapped around the inside of the can it give the distorted arc shape to the sun’s path across the sky. Despite one of the wettest summers in the UK for many years, the cameras still recorded the sun’s path across the sky.

Link -via Junkculture | Photographer's Website


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