DIY Beer Can Pinhole Camera Takes 6-Month-Long Exposures (Photos)

Choosing a Location

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pinhole camera photo

credit: Matt Bigwood

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After you've created your pinhole camera, you need to select a location where it will be safe for a long, long time. Matt states, "Composition is an educated guess - it needs to be south facing and the bottom of the can raised slightly to get more sky in the picture. Because the paper is wrapped around the inside of the can it give the distorted arc shape to the sun’s path across the sky."