Camera Obscura

IB Visual Arts: Camera Obscura

The term camera obscura simply means “dark chamber.” It refers to a device…a box…into which light is allowed to enter through a small round opening. Since light travels in a straight line, the rays reflected from a brightly lit subject outside the box pass through the small hole and cross and reform as an upside down image on the far end of the dark box.Make a camera obscura out of a room in your house! This...

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