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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 29 ARTISTIC ODDITIES

Camera Obscura

WHO NEEDS MEGAPIXELS?

 

Have you ever wanted to step inside a photograph? While this may not be entirely possible, with the help of a large camera obscura, you can get pretty close.

 

A relatively simple device, a camera obscura is a darkened room (or chamber) with a small pinhole in the wall for light to enter and a smooth surface (such as a wall or a canvas) opposite the hole. Whatever is going on outside of the room will display itself upside-down on the smooth surface of the room. More complex camera obscuras involve lenses and mirrors that change the size, clarity, and orientation of the projected ...

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