I said i’d post again when/if I got some results from the book camera. Well, I have some results from the book camera…!
I ‘loaded’ it in the dark bag as I mentioned before and went straight out into the garden to see if it worked. The exposure was worked out by using the fantastic Pinhole Assist app on my phone. (Other pinhole exposure calculators are available…! 😃 ) Fortunately I have a Paterson dev tray for sheet film which allowed me to dev the paper in the daylight.
So this is my back garden. Also my hand holding open the electrical tape ‘shutter’… Happy with that.
Went out again after loading it again and visited Walpole Chapel. This place is just up the road from my house and is one of my go to places when I want to try an idea. Its where Ash and I got married so the location holds a special place in my heart.
This time I gaffer taped up the book to try and cut down on light leeks. Previously it was held shut with a couple of Manfrotto clamps. This time the clamps served as a rudimentary tripod on the floor…! I didn’t take a picture of that.
So it works. Very happy with that. I seem to be on a mission at the moment to turn random stuff into cameras. Not sure if i’ll use this again, or if it’ll just get relegated to my studio. On to the next camera project.