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.
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.
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