C is for Camera Obscura – #AtoZChallenge – 2020

C is for Camera Obscura

The words “camera obscura” are derived from the Latin meaning “dark chamber.” In general, a camera obscura refers to an image formed as light passes through a tiny opening, like a pinhole.

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Many original camerae obscurae were simply a darkened room with a small hole in a wall separating the darkened room from a well-lit space. People would gather inside for entertainment to watch took place in the illuminated space.

Today, pinhole cameras are a more common camera obscura that people may play with. People may also take advantage of pinholes to project images when solar eclipses occur.

See the other 25 letters of the 2020 A to Z challenge from Animal’s Place by clicking here! All about how cameras work!

Published by paleololigo

Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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