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SkyDrive Loyalty Offer

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Getting Ready for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

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In anticipation of the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day happening on April 29, I bought a few camera body caps that could be modified to use on our class's Canon Rebel digital camera so we could take some pinhole pictures.

One of my grade 12 Communication Technology students was tasked with researching the process, but we were impatient and just went down the machine shop and had them use a lathe and the smallest drill bit they had to modify the body cap:


It was time for some test pictures! 
We had no idea how to long to make the exposure, but we knew it needed to be relatively long. How about 1 second? Amazing, that first guess was pretty accurate...

But what about the blurriness? We know that pinhole images aren't that clear anyway, but this was worse than expected. Could the hole be too large? Maybe. So we grabbed the first solution we could find -- masking tape -- and covered the hole with it and made a pin-sized hole. The result:

The image was indeed clearer, but quite w…

My Report Card Comments Cheat Sheet

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Sample Technology Comments

My thanks to the London Region MISA PNC team for developing these resources under a Creative Commons license. To download the original source of this material, visit http://goo.gl/gGrJU.