Find somewhere dark place, place 1 portion of chemical 1-developer- with 9 portion of water, same with the chemical 2. Put the red bulb to plug and your darkroom is ready!
Placing the Photosensitive Paper
When you’re inside the darkroom with only the red bulb is lighting, take out one photo paper from the bag in the kit and place it in the camera.
Taking the Shot
Turn the Round Wooden Part
Turning the round wooden part at front will open the hole and let the light leak into the camera! With the free iOS app you can get a estimated exposure time. If you don’t have it no worries, just experiment. Sunny spots take like 4-10secs while cloudy days take almost 30 secs. You can also take long exposure photos inside.
Developing the PAper
Chemical 1 . water, chemical 2, water
Get back to the dark room, be sure no more light other than the red bulb. Open your camera, take the paper into chemical 1 mixture with water, clean it with water, then place it into chemical 2 mixture with water. Wash it again and boom! you have your first photo negative.
Taking the Positive
Negative to Positive
Before taking the positive of the photo you took, you can try the positive feature in the free iOS app. When you’re sure your negative looks sharp, you can just get back to darkroom, place the photo negative on top of a new photo paper facing eachother. use your mobile phone’s screen light to burn the paper for about 5 secs. Then apply the same development process (chemical1 mixture, water, chemical2 mixture, water).
Did you ever
Just place the paper concave and the result image will be similar to fish eye lens effect.
If you have a digital scanner, you can try to take super long exposure photos with your pinhole camera. Instead of developing your image just scan it directly to computer.
Printing on a Photo Paper
You can even print business cards, invitation letters or anything needs sharp detail but still has natural of b&w photography.
Soak your photo paper into a coffee or a tea waited for two days. It will have a saturated look.
painting with light
Paper is sensitive to light, and chemicals make white paper turn to black when exposed. So playing around with this concept is the door to the abstract photography
Just the same with some analog film cameras, you can experiment with multiple exposures on the same photo paper.
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