camera obscura


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camera obscura

a darkened chamber or small building in which images of outside objects are projected onto a flat surface by a convex lens in an aperture

camera obscura

[¦kam·rə əb′skyu̇r·ə]
(optics)
A primitive camera in which the real image of an object can be observed or traced on the wall of the enclosure opposite the aperture, rather than being recorded photographically.
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The term "camera obscura" was first used by the German astronomer Johannes Kepler in the early 17th century.
In fact, the camera obscura was a common feature of English seaside resorts in the last century.
However, there's very little audience interaction – Camera Obscura pout, play and sing effortlessly, but they don't banter.
[bar] MIND EXPANDING: Jack Coulson, six, with Jem Finer's camera obscura Spiegelei at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton (PW010812Bobscura-03) Purchase: www.examiner.co.uk/buyaphoto 01484
We'd also got a two-day pass which enabled us to visit many of Edinburgh's attractions, including the Camera Obscura, an Auld Reekie ghost tour, and the dungeons.
We'd also got an Edinburgh two day pass which enabled us to visit many of the attractions, including the Camera Obscura, an Auld Reekie ghost tour, and the dungeons.
From histories and photos to modern camera development insights plus a chapter for each era, this packs in details on the camera obscura, photography's origins, and changes to camera style and results.
Or the "is it really a shed?" - Willett and Pattesons Amazing Camera Obscura. They say: "Our shed is a portable shed which we take to events worldwide to exhibit its main feature, namely the camera obscura optics."
It reveals the world's first mail order company was based in Newtown, that Machynlleth was the medieval capital of Wales, and Aberystwyth is home to the world's biggest Camera Obscura.
Willett and Patteson - Camera Obscura An ancient optical device, the Camera Obscura is a darkened chamber with an aperture through which images of outside objects are projected onto a viewing surface.
ALL YEAR: Take the kids to see the giant Victorian Camera Obscura in Edinburghwhich relays a live image of the city.
On the other hand, there are quite delightful smaller projects such as the camera obscura by SHoP Architects, where evident care and attention has been given to every element.