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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:14 AM

ancient meets modern

santa monica california. this is the view from the camera obscura,taken with a modern dslr. a camera obscura is an ancient device that was a predecessor of the camera. it lets an image be displayed on a flat surface. the image can then be accurately drawn if desired. if operates similar to a pinhole camera


DSC_5025 by rdking647, on Flickr

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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:15 AM

1. I built one

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This past summer as part of an arts festival and I'll probably be building it again for Worldwide Pinhole Day for a local museum.

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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:19 PM

2. Abelardo Morell

I love his Camera Obscura series where he turned rooms all over the world into camera obscuras

http://www.abelardomorell.net/photography/cameraobsc_01/cameraobsc_12.html

Video from National Geographic making a room into a Camera Obcura

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/05/camera-obscura/camera-obscura-video

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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:27 PM

3. Neat! Did you use the special cap for dslrs?

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