National Camera Day

I took a little unplanned hiatus there due to craziness at work.  It’s amazing how quickly you fall behind in life when you have to cover for two unfilled job positions, plus trying to have a social life, watching World Cup, and doing some school work.  Anyway, it’s National Camera Day!  I don’t consider myself to be a photographer, but I love taking pictures and at last count had about 10 cameras, a mix of digital and film.  To celebrate, here’s some books on how to build your own camera and other fun things!

pinhole keeney   Pinhole Cameras: a DIY Guide by Chris Keeney

quinnellBuild Your Own Pinhole Camera: A Complete Guide to Making your Own Camera and Taking Photographs by Justin Quinnell 

lo fiLo-Fi Photo Fun!: Creative Projects for Polaroid, Plastic, And Pinhole Cameras
by Adam Bronkhorst

primitivePrimitive Photography: A Guide to Making Cameras, Lenses, and Calotypes
by Alan Greene

camera historyCamera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital by Todd Gustavson, George Eastman House

toyingPlastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity by Michelle Bates
Instant Love: How to Make Magic and Memories with Polaroids by Jenifer Altman, Susannah Conway, and Amanda Gilligan

500 cameras500 Cameras: 170 Years of Photographic Innovation by Todd Gustavson, George Eastman House

build funBuild Fun Paper Cameras by Justin Quinnell

Have you ever build your own camera?  I’m thinking of trying out Build Fun Paper Cameras (just above) since it comes with a CD with templates and I would love the convenience right now.

Currently reading: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan


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