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    CAMERA OBSCURA : How to Draw with and Make a Camera Obscura

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    Camera Obscura - How it Worked

    Camera Obscura - How it Worked

    A camera obscura was among the equipment carried by the Freeman-Custis Expedition to the Red River of the South in the spring of 1806, but no images made with it are known to exist. Later, several large-scale camera obscuras were built for education and entertainment.

    How To Draw A Cat Using A Camera Obscura

    How To Draw A Cat Using A Camera Obscura

    How to draw a cat using a camera obscura is discussed here.

    How To Transform a Room Into a Camera Obscura

    How To Transform a Room Into a Camera Obscura

    A camera obscura, also known as a pinhole camera, is the concept that made modern-day photography possible. Now use the same principal to turn a whole room into a walk-in camera!

    Make a Camera Obscura with a Paint Can

    Make a Camera Obscura with a Paint Can

    It's easy to make a Camera Obscura. Turning a room into a giant camera and watching the images inside is fascinating. It's quite easy and can be accomplished with recycled materials and tape.

    The Sky in a Room

    The Sky in a Room

    This experiment is suitable also to explain the concept of camera obscura and how man has gone from the camera obscura to the photographic camera. The camera obscura is simply a dark room, which can have dimension ranging from many meters to a few centimeters. With a simple hole in a window, an image of the external world will be formed on the opposite wall.

    Vermeer and Camera Obscura

    Vermeer and Camera Obscura

    Early 'camera obscuras' were used by painters to devastating effect. Did Vermeer pioneer this technique to produce his 17th century interiors? Philip Steadman explores the man and the medium.

    Camera Obscura Invention - Drawing with a camera obscura was a tedious task and Niepce found his hands were not steady enough to draw the inverted images.

    Panoramic Drawings with Camera Obscura - The technique, which is very old--Leonardo da Vinci used it, as did most of the 'old masters' who painted landscapes--hasn't been lost. It's just been replaced, and most artists would be glad it's no longer used. The technique required a very cumbersome piece of equipment and, except in the dead of winter, the heat involved was terrific. Still, the technique is well-documented. It's called camera obscura.

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