So, in preparation for 29 April, I faffed about with a pinhole camera last week. It was rather amusing. I started off using an Underberg tin, until, after three days of faffing and applying and re-applying paint, I finally had enough and used a cardboard box. I painted the inside black using spray paint. My dad had used a sewing needle to drill a tiny hole in a piece of black spray can lid plastic, which I used as a "lens", and I used an old refillable ORWO film container to wind up the 'used' film. For winding the film, I stuck a wooden stick through a hole in the bottom of the box, and tried to get it light tight, but some of the fuzzage in some of the pics make me wonder if it worked. I taped everything shut with black gaffer tape. The first film was a black and white one, but it snapped after I had only taken two pictures, so only the one above made it. The woman at the photo shop was quite cool, and let me borrow her changing bag everytime I couldn't work out what was going on in that box.
The colour film I used was a bit luckier. About five of the ten pics I took turned out ok. I completely misjudged the aim on every single one of them, though. That's why none of them show anything whole.
Nevertheless, I'm really very chuffed with how they turned out. I was very doubtful that anything would be visible on them at all, and expected some blurry splotches at best. But there you go. Pinhole Day, here I come!