Metal Can. Ready-made Camera. The Can for Taking Solargraphy Photo with Pinhole and A6 Photographic Paper Inside

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Solargraphy is a method of pinhole photography for recording the paths of the Sun using lens less camera, black and white photographic paper and extremely long exposure time (ranging from 1 month and up to 1 year). Hermetic can of black painted interior with photographic paper and a pinhole (0.3-0.5 mm in diameter) is securely attached to a motionless base (handrail, pole, post, wall etc.) and is left for capturing the path of the Sun (trees or bridges are not suitable due to unavoidable motion). During its everyday travel across the sky the Sun “draws” lines on paper. By doing so, the invisible movements of the Sun are made visible on the single piece of paper. On a partly cloudy day the line is dashed and an overcast day leaves no line at all. Captured tracks of the moving Sun are visible and increase progressively from December through to June in the northern hemisphere.
Solargraphy may be considered as ecological photography, since there is no need for any chemical substances for the development of photographic paper. Because of extra-long exposure the results on black and white photo paper can be seen in color. It is an original combination of analog and digital photography since image is captured on photographic paper then processed using PC. Because of the huge amount of bright light during scanning the original negative becomes black and is lost. During this process a digital image is acquired which then can be processed using PC and printed on selected surfaces in various desirable formats and quantities.
My personal actions on a PC after the scanning process are only three: horizontal flip →invert colors → auto adjust colors. Of course today‘s digital environment offers almost limitless possibilities for creative image makers.
The paper that I use is black&white Fomatone MG Classic warm tone matt 4x6in (10.5x14.8cm) and Ilford MGIV RC DE LUXE Satin 10x15cm (3⅞x5⅞in) photographic paper. “Cameras” are cans from tomatoes left after spaghetti feast.
Solargraphy – compressed reality and 100% unique results achieved by the pinhole cameras.
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