Fog on the water - photo made with a 3D printed camera!

Fog on the canal

A few days before I left for Amsterdam I ordered a Schlem P6*6 3D printed pinhole camera from Todd Schlemmer. Todd lives in Seattle, a mere hop, skip, and Jump away from where I live near Portland. So I fully expected to receive the camera via mail after our trip. However, Todd was planning on going to Amsterdam as well so he offered to deliver the camera on WPPD in AMS! It was very exiting to receive it on this most special day. My husband used the camera that day and enjoyed it very much. I wanted to use up the film before we left Amsterdam so I shot the last few frames, the one above being one of them. You can see my husband's WPPD submission with this wonderful camera here in the WPPD gallery. 

I really loved using this camera! I love that it has a lens cap, it makes exposures less shaky (see this post about that trick). There are other awesome features too: A cover for the red window in the back (to prevent light leaking through the paper, causing marks to appear on the negative), and a clip to hold the film roll together to prevent light leaks when you remove it from the camera. 

Plus, it just looks bad ass. I mean, look at it! It's freakin' cool!!

I can't wait to use it more! I am going to run some color film through it very soon. 

You can order one pre-made by Todd by going here.  You can download the plans to print one yourself by going here (assembly required). Todd is very awesome and accessible and if you  have questions he is there to answer them. 

A pinhole camera printed by a printer. Technology is amazing.