May 14, 2012 7:03 PM   Subscribe

How to use an Afghan box camera
posted by Confess, Fletch (7 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Double. -- jessamyn

Terrific. Thanks!
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 7:13 PM on May 14, 2012

For anyone who can't view it: He first shoots a direct image on photo paper, then cleverly develops it in the box itself, in small trays. This is a negative print, about 2x3 inches. Then he water pastes it on a small portable backboard attached close to the lens, and makes positives from the negative print using the same process.
posted by Brian B. at 7:19 PM on May 14, 2012

posted by filthy light thief at 7:23 PM on May 14, 2012

Is that the second time I've duped one of your posts FLT?
posted by Confess, Fletch at 7:33 PM on May 14, 2012

Well, while we're here... I had my photo taken in Kabul with one of these and so did my travel buddy.
posted by gman at 7:35 PM on May 14, 2012 [3 favorites]

Well that was extremely awesome to see. I wonder how similar this would be to, say, Civil War era portrait photography.
posted by XMLicious at 7:38 PM on May 14, 2012

Heh. This is a perfect example of why less is more (to me, at least). I clicked the slyt and loved it. I skipped FLT's post entirely after reading half the first sentence. (Sorry, FLT).
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 8:13 PM on May 14, 2012

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