Now that craft beer is widely available in cans, you can expect to find them at multi-course beer dinners as well as at tailgates. What else are beer cans useful for? Turns out, they can be easily converted into pinhole cameras.
British photographer Matt Bigwood recently chatted with Phoblographer about his beer can photo-taking technique. He told them:
The equipment is very simple – an empty beer can with the top removed and a hole made with a needle or pin, a card lid for the can held on with gaffer tape, and a sheet of 5”x7” black and white photographic paper inside.
Then you set up the pinhole facing the sun, wait six months, and voila — a photo that shows the changing angle of the Earth as the seasons progress by way of the changing streaks of sun across the sky.
We’re thinking the tough part is setting up the beer can in a spot that won’t be disturbed for such a long period of time — looks like Bigwood relied on tons and tons of duct tape, and attached his beer cans high up on perches like telephone poles. Next time you have a few extra cans in your recycling bin, it’s your chance to play photographer. We always knew beer was a versatile drink, here’s one more reason.
Guinness Stout is world famous for its creamy, smooth body, and now the brewery is bringing those same attributes to its IPA....read more ›
Just in case you weren't yet tired of pictures of cats on the Internet (and really, nobody is), we have a new Instagram account for you to check out. ...read more ›
Michael McConaughey named his son after his favorite beer, and after nine years, it finally paid off. ...read more ›
This year's Great American Beer Festival was larger and more delicious than ever....read more ›
First, a Harry Potter-themed bar opens up, and now, you can enjoy a Christmas feast in the Great Hall itself. What a time for Potter fans!...read more ›
Writers and musicians have a long, storied history with alcohol, and that intimacy with the bottle shows through in the memorable lines these artists ...read more ›
Dogfish Head announced today they have sold a 15% stake in the company to a private equity company....read more ›
Make your cocktails shimmer and shine by mixing in some Unicorn Tears. ...read more ›
Big things are happening at Boston Beer Company as proved by founder Jim Koch over the weekend....read more ›
This past weekend saw the 29th Annual Great American Beer Festival come and go. Cheers to all the great beers shared at the festival and congrats to t...read more ›
The Sunland Baobab is one of the world's largest trees. Inside its hollow trunks, patrons can enjoy a drink or two at a specially crafted bar....read more ›
The world's largest commercial beer competition, the Great American Beer Festival, took place over the weekend in Denver....read more ›