Pinhole Photography

You can make a camera out of a cardboard box easily, in under a half-hour. You’ll need a sturdy box, like a snug-lidded shoebox or an oatmeal box; flat black paint to darken its interior; hmm… maybe I can supply the rest. Watch these:

Choice Camera Choices for Class

You will prefer a reliable brand of 35mm SLR (single lens reflex) or RF (rangefinder) camera for the course at Barrington Huge School, among which are Canon, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus and Pentax. Only one lens is necessary; a flash attachment is not. Likely hunting grounds these days include Alpine Camera in Des Plaines,, and Cash Converters in Hoffman Estates. Maybe you’ll need new merch from a place such as Batteries Plus; maybe you’ll need a rushed overhaul at a service joint like Digicam in Arlington Heights, or Alpine.

Whatever you do, don’t get this model: