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This Photographer Actually Turned a Potato Into a Camera

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Low quality photos are often referred to on the internet as 'potato quality', but what actually is the quality of a potato? That's exactly what photographer Colin Lowe was set to find out when quite literally turned a potato into a camera.

Lowe, who got the idea for the project after a relative bet him that he couldn't take a photograph with a potato, is an amateur photographer from Albany, Western Australia.

He set out to create the camera using a Creme Gold potato, a tomato paste tin can, a fridge magnet, two 35mm film canisters, some gaffer tape, and elastic bands. Technical specs of the camera include a 300 micron pinhole, an f/200 aperture, and a focal length of 60mm.

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Here's some of the photos he took on the SpudCam, 'potato quality' you could say:

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