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Pinhole Shutter

new_cameraUnveiling a new pinhole camera system designed by my brother, Henry Falco.  Henry, always the perfectionist, was never happy with the exterior shutter design we had developed for these homemade pinhole cameras.  He felt the cameras could be more sleek and self contained.  The result is this new internal shutter system.  A simple lever design, the camera now has a shutter button on the face of the camera and internal working parts which simply opens and closes the pinhole.  Instead of sliding the shutter to expose the film I will now be “clicking” a shutter button.

This is a four inch camera is equivalent to a 28mm wide angle on a 35mm SLR camera.

Learn more about the project pinhole cameras: Pinhole Camera

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Bmax #

    now let’s see some photographs!

    April 14, 2013
    • hello. Thanks for stopping by the blog. The blog contains hundreds of pinhole images from this ongoing project on the American Civil War., the blog currently contains stories and images of battlefields and reenactments from the first two years of the War, 1861-1862.
      There is a dedicated slide show as well if you’d like to skip the stories……have a look
      mike falco

      April 14, 2013
  2. Hi Mike!
    Your work is absolutely stunning. The quality of each image is so touching, personable, and inspiring to photographers who can appreciate the rawness of pinhole photography. I’m going down to Gettysburg this month to be a time period civilian while photographing the anniversary. I’m using a Zero Image 4×5 pinhole camera, using color film, and also digital photography (I’ve built a wooden box to hide modern technology). I’d like to get in touch with you and talk about your experience. Email me or join me on Facebook, Annie Holt (NH). Take a peak at my site Gettysburg will be a part two of my junior year project, Historical American Figures,1690-1865.

    I look forward in hearing back from you and hoping to talk about the 150th and photography!



    June 10, 2013
    • annie,
      hello. Thanks for your comments on the work. I’ll be in Gettysburg 6/26-29th, then the 7/4-7/10th. I’ll be in civilian garb and difficult to miss. Please say hello if you see me out there. Good luck on your project.

      Michael Falco

      June 11, 2013
  3. I delight in, result in I discovered exactly what I used
    to be having a look for. You’ve ended my 4 day lengthy hunt!

    God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

    September 7, 2014

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