The Solarcan Pinhole Camera ~ Time Exposures to Capture the Sun’s Path

£15.90 £13.20 Inc. vat

Born from a love of photography, art & astronomy Solarcan is a unique camera designed to produce extreme time exposures that capture the Sun’s path across the sky.

A remarkably simple concept:   All you’ll need to get started is a sturdy post or window that faces the Sun. Everything else is included in a single Solarcan package.

Inside the Solarcan is a 5×7″ piece of high grade Ilford photographic paper.  Once the black tab (pictured) is peeled away, revealing the pinhole lens, light can pass through, and over time this will gradually scorch the path the Sun is taking through the sky, the Solarcan is machine sealed no liquid will pass through to damage the paper inside.

Once set up the Solarcan will capture the Sun’s path as it traverses across the sky. Every day the Sun will rise slightly higher or lower depending on the season and create a new path. Over weeks, months or even years, depending on your patience, a beautiful image will begin to form inside the Solarcan.

So when you’ve run out of patience (hopefully after several months) you simply remove the photographic paper from inside and scan or snap with a camera and invert to see your final image!

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