Friday, 16 July 2010

How to make a camera obscura

Welcome to the sixth edition.

What is a camera obscura and what are the benefits of you taking time out of your busy day to make one?

In simple terms it is an optical device that allows you to view the outside world projected on to a screen. They are easy to make and great fun. The link above will give you more detailed information on their history.

They are important for anyone who has an interest in photography as they teach you the basic principles of how all cameras work and you will be suprised at what you already know and how making one fills in the gaps of your knowledge.

They are great fun to make regardless of age, I made one on Monday and it was really enjoyable.

If you have limited technical skills then do not worry I have trouble doing the most basic of practical things so follow the instructions in the pdf and you will have a camera obscura in about fifteen minutes. (Mine took a little longer...)

I would like to hear from you if you have made a pin hole camera anything similar.

How to make a camera obscura -

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