The pinhole camera from the project “The 7th Day” is a camera obscura (lat. camera “chamber”; obscura “dark”). The camera is made of an old film can loaded with photographic paper. The angle angle of the camera is about 60 degrees. You can determine the field of view by extending an imaginary line from the end of the photo paper through the middle of the camera into the room in front of it. The area that is inside the marked yellow lines will later be imaged on the photo paper.

The exposure process starts as soon as the adhesive tape (which covers the hole) is removed. If the adhesive strip was removed accidentally, it can also be reattached after a short period of time.

Position and attach the camera to a location of your choice. In summer a minimum exposure time of 7 days (14 days in winter) is required. 
In closed rooms the exposure time should be several months. With this technique, overexposure is impossible.

When your exposure time is reached, open the camera (in dim light) and remove the negative. Place the exposed negative in the black envelope. This prevents the photo paper from being exposed after the exposure. Send us your negative with the white envelope and remember your participant number. You will find this number on the participation set as well as on the envelope.

As soon as we receive the negative you have taken, we scan it. During scanning, the negative will be further exposed and destroyed by the passing light bar. All that is remaining is the final image file. This file is then converted into a positive and edited. The resulting image will then be uploaded to the archive page of the project. The number on the participation set or envelope will now become your image number. You will find your image using this image number in the archive.

As a participant of the project you get access to the archive and a non-commercial right of use for over 5000 participant pictures. You will also find your picture here and can download it.