Before photography was invented there was the camera obscura, useful for studying the sun, as an aid to artists, and for general entertainment. What is a camera obscura and how does it work ???

Camera = Latin for room
Obscura = Latin for dark

But what is a Camera Obscura?
The Magic Mirror of Life What is a camera obscura?

A French drawing camera with supplies
A French drawing camera with supplies

Drawing Camera Obscuras with Lens at the top
Drawing Camera Obscuras with Lens at the top

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Under the portion Early Observations and Use in Astronomy you will find the answers to the questions on your response sheet about the scientific experiments of Alhazen.
h2g2 - The Camera Obscura The first scientific description of …


Drawing Camera Obscuras with Lens at the top