Some years back i made a pinhole attachment for an old SLR using the body cap. It’s simple to do, just drill a hole in the middle and stick something over it you can make a hole in.
I never actually got round to using it as i went digital soon after, and so it was forgotten.
Recently i thought about that body cap, and searched it out to see if i could fix it to my DSLR. After a bit of trial and error i went with three pieces of Blu Tac. It’s not perfect, and it fell off a couple of times, but it did seem to work.
I tried a couple of photos indoors in controlled light, and it was ok, but looks like it has too much light leaking in, not surprisingly considering how it’s attached.
I wanted to take it outside, but as has been happening a lot this year, it rained!
Rather than take a few boring test shots indoors, i decided to go to one of my favourite subject matters, the human figure. With no model available i went with a few self shots.
The photos direct from the camera were very light with a soft focus effect, and not great detail.
I intended them to be black and white, but the first two here i added some tone.
For the second two i kept them black and white, but went much darker with greater contrast.
I want to try this outdoors for some landscape photos, but with the way the cap falls off i don’t want the camera left open on a long exposure if it does fall off. I’m now planning to get a spare body cap for the DSLR so i can make another pinhole attachment that fits properly.