Event Title

P-07 Creating and Photographing a Camera Obscura: An Exploration of the Inside of the Camera

Location

Buller Hall 108

Start Date

3-11-2022 1:30 PM

End Date

3-11-2022 3:30 PM

Department

Visual Art, Communication and Design

Description

Photography has the ability to stop time, capturing light rays and memorializing the stories they tell. But how did photography come about? The answer lies within a darkened room with a single small light. This project is a reconstruction of the grandparent to the modern camera: the camera obscura. By following the ancient design one can transform any ordinary room into a giant camera, allowing for a unique view into the interior of the camera. The resulting images are captured using a modern camera. Thus, creating a collaboration between the ancient and modern camera to create a finished image.

Acknowledgments

Advisor: David Sherwin, Visual Art, Communication & Design

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Mar 11th, 1:30 PM Mar 11th, 3:30 PM

P-07 Creating and Photographing a Camera Obscura: An Exploration of the Inside of the Camera

Buller Hall 108

Photography has the ability to stop time, capturing light rays and memorializing the stories they tell. But how did photography come about? The answer lies within a darkened room with a single small light. This project is a reconstruction of the grandparent to the modern camera: the camera obscura. By following the ancient design one can transform any ordinary room into a giant camera, allowing for a unique view into the interior of the camera. The resulting images are captured using a modern camera. Thus, creating a collaboration between the ancient and modern camera to create a finished image.