Photos from a Camera Obscura

A camera obscura is a dark room or box with a pinhole. The light coming through the pinhole projects the image of the outdoors onto the opposite wall. It really is that simple. This technique has existed for millennia and was first written down in the 4th century BC. In recent centuries the experience has been improved with lenses, levers and ratchets to focus and move the image. Going to see a camera obscura is a nice cultural outing with children. It’s always a brief visit but very interesting science. They are always in historic locations with a bit of a story too. It’s fun to shut yourself in a dark room and peer at the people unsuspecting people outside. It is like being inside a camera, and to me…

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Photography in Auto Mode Part 6: How to Choose the Best Exposure

Photography in Auto Mode Part 6: How to Choose the Best Exposure

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More Spring Flower Shots and Why Editing Photos is Important

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Spring Flower Photos in Low Sun – Pic of the Week

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Photography in Auto Mode Part 5: Understanding Good Exposure

Photography in Auto Mode Part 5: Understanding Good Exposure

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