These Products Help Photography Enthusiasts to Make a Camera

By: Laura McQuarrie - May 6, 2016
These kits, products and 3D printing templates help consumers make a camera that could be used for everything from home security and thermal imaging to hobby photography.

The rise of maker culture has inspired consumers to become creators who are familiar with the inner-workings of useful devices. At the same time, smartphone photography has become so widespread that many creatives are looking to differentiate themselves with a DIY camera that's more closely tailored to their needs.

These DIY camera projects can be made from a range of materials. For instance, the Pop-Up Pinhole Co.'s 'Viddy' camera is made from cardboard, while the 'The Focal Camera' boasts a laser-cut wooden frame and Pinhole Printed's 'Flyer' model is made from 3D-printed ABS plastic.