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.HistoryThe principle behind the camera obscura has been...


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