camera obscura

Posted on February 8, 2012


Optical device that projects the image of its surroundings onto a screen.
A dark box or room with a hole through which light enters. The light of an external scene enters the camera obscura and when met with a surface inside, it reproduces the outside image in colour and perspective, but upside down.
(latin: dark(ened) room)

As it is a very interesting invention (led to photography, used by the most famous of the famous of old-time painters to capture images) we recommend reading some more, for now on Wikipedia – Camera Obscura.