This Book is a Camera: A Working Pinhole Camera Inside a Book

this books is a camera

A camera that can fit inside a book, sounds strange? Artist and designer Kelli Anderson has launched an interesting pop-up book titles ‘This book is a camera’. This exciting new product turns the book into a real pinhole camera the moment you open the cover.

this books is a camera

The book is a great tool to be used to experience how exactly a pin hole camera works and what photography used to be back in the times when we did not have mobile phone cameras and DSLRs. With the help of this book, Kelli explains how one can make a camera obscura by providing instructions.

This book is a camera is packed with a pinhole camera, along woith a starter-pack which includes B&W Ilford photo paper and instructions on how to shoot using this camera.

this books is a camera

Simply open the book and the pinhole camera would emerge from the pages, lock the tabs on the upper corners and your are all set to click photos. But, you would need to go shopping to pick up developer fluid in order to develop your photos in a dark room. Take a photo of the photo-paper through your phone/DSLR and simply invert the image digitally to get the final photo.

this books is a camera

A sample image clicked using the pinhole camera in this book.



Totally impressed by the description? You can grab your copy of ‘This Book is a Camera’ self-published by Kelli Anderson on her website for only $29.

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About Author

Kunal Malhotra
Kunal Malhotra, a photography enthusiast whose passion for photography started 6 years back during his college days. Kunal is also a photography blogger, based out of Delhi. He loves sharing his knowledge about photography with fellow aspiring photographers by writing regular posts on his blog: The Photography Blogger. Some of his favourite genres of photography are Product, Street, Fitness and Architecture.