Term - Camera obscura
|Camera obscura||SWPP Photographic Glossary|
Wednesday 1st April 2015
Source of the present day camera. In its simplest form it consisted of a darkened room with a small hole in one wall. Light rays could pass through the hole to transmit on to a screen, and inverted image of the scene outside. It was first mentioned by Aristotle in the 4th Century B.C. and developed through the centuries as an aid to drawing.
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