hi, actually, altoid cans are perfect for pinhole cameras. You simply poke a very small hole (the smaller the better - use a small gauge beaiding needle if possible) and cover with a piece of electrical tape. In a dark room cut your film into strips of three, and load as many altoid cans as possible. Make sure the electrical tape is over the hole before leaving the dark room.
An idea I am working on, is soldering 10 altoid cans together, so that an entire roll of film could fit into one "contraption" That way I can take a whole roll, rather than 8 little pieces to the local film developer without getting embarrassed.
<3 oh and hi, I'm new.
What an awesome idea! I've always thought pinhole cameras were way cool--so cheap and easy to make yet you can create some totally amazing photos with them. I'm going to try this immediately! This would also be a great way to use up those dang AOL tins that no one knows what to do with.
I just finished taking a b/w photography class at my college, so I have the basic items to develop my own film so I don't need to go down to the film developing place (they always wreck your film anyway) but I do need to get the chemicals. Add that to my "stuff to buy" list.
Oh, and that "pintoid" link is AMAZING!! I never knew you could make such cool images from a basic altoid pinhole camera. Bravo!