Easter Egg Pinhole camera
What you will Need:
1: Chocolate Easter Egg (the 120g sizes are a good size)
2: Darkroom Paper ( I used Ilford MGIV RC Pearl B+W)
2: Chemicals ( I used Fotospeed DV10 Varigrade Developer & Fotospeed FX20 Fixer)
3: Developing Dishes & Tongs
4: Darkroom (cupboard, attic any room you can make dark)
5: Red Light (bike lights works great for a small dark room light)
6: Elastic bands, black tap
7: Lightmeter app for smartphone, or use the light meter on your digital camera
The main challenges were it melting, cracking and light leaks around the seal.
After purchasing the chocolate egg and eating the contents, I kept it in the freezer until it was nice and hard
When I was happy it wasn't going to melt to quick, I cut a small hole in one half.
|Cutting the hole with a sharp knife|
Kept the egg in the freezer again until I was ready to put it together.
In a darkroom I quickly and gently lined the two egg halves together with some B&W Ilford MGIV Photographic paper between them both. The pinhole was held in place with some black tape and 2 elastic bands held it all together, I then lightly wrapped the egg foil back around to reduce the amount of light getting in between the halfs.
When it was ready I place some black insulation tape over the pinhole and was ready to get it out the darkroom for its 1st test shot.
|View from our window|
|The Egg with the negative image after being developed.|
|Crucifix photographed with a chocolate Easter Egg|