This page has some files showing how to
make some paper
pinhole cameras. It also has a complete set of plans and
instructions for making a very nice 4x5 wooden pinhole camera. I
have been using this camera for a few years now and use it most of the
time when I make pinhole pictures. It allows an easy
change of the pinhole in the camera as well as the film. I have made and
used all the cameras
on this page. Some are better than others.
The first paper camera is Dirkin Pinhole Camera.
This is a 35mm camera and looks like a real camera. Requires some skill
to assemble and the picture quality depends on the skill in making the
The next two are the 35mm Populist
and the 120Populist. They are the same cameras however, one is for 35mm and
for 120 film. Not as much skill is required to assemble these
cameras. The instructions are very complete.
The last camera file is for my 4x5
This camera uses standard 4x5 film holders, to hold the film. You
may change the focal length of the camera by slightly modifying
Click on above links for a .pdf file of the above
cameras and have fun.