camera obscura

A dark box with a small opening or lens through which the image of an object is projected and focused onto a facing surface. The device was used particularly by 17th to 19thC artists to produce accurate paintings and drawings.

Camera obscura

A camera obscura (Latin: `darkened room`) is an optical device that led to photography and the camera. The device consists of a box or room with a hole in one side. Light from an external scene passes through the hole and strikes a surface inside, where it is reproduced, rotated 180 degrees (thus upside-down), but with color and perspective pres.....
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Camera obscura

• An apparatus in which the images of external objects, formed by a convex lens or a concave mirror, are thrown on a paper or other white surface placed in the focus of the lens or mirror within a darkened chamber, or box, so that the outlines may be traced. • An apparatus in which the image of an external object or objects is, by m...
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Camera obscura

(from the article `Beets, Nicolaas`) Dutch pastor and writer whose Camera obscura is a classic of Dutch literature.
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camera obscura

noun a darkened enclosure in which images of outside objects are projected through a small aperture or lens onto a facing surface
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Camera Obscura

[electronic duo] Camera Obscura was a new wave/synthpop band formed in 1982 in York, England, by Peter Oldroyd and Nigel James. They signed to Small Wonder Records in 1983 and reached no. 32 in the UK Indie Chart with the single `Destitution`. They split up in 1986 but reformed for a tour of Germany in 2005 after signing to German label Ann...
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Camera Obscura

[journal] Camera Obscura is a journal of feminism, culture, and media studies published by Duke University Press. Published three times per year, the journal focuses on `the conjunctions of gender, race, class, and sexuality with audiovisual culture; new histories and theories of film, television, video, and digital media; and politically e...
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Camera Obscura

[record label] Camera Obscura was a record label founded by Australian music journalist Tony Dale in 1996. Described by Dale as `a conduit for the release of contemporary acid-folk, psych-pop and space-rock,` the label put out almost ninety releases over fourteen years, the vast majority of which were full-length CDs. Bands and musicians wh...
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Camera Obscura

[San Francisco, California] The Camera Obscura in San Francisco is a large-scale camera obscura and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located near the Cliff House restaurant perched on the headlands on the cliffs just north of Ocean Beach on the western side of San Francisco, California. The Camera and restaurant ...
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Camera obscura

Cam'e·ra ob·scu'ra [ Late Latin camera chamber + Latin obscurus , obscura , dark.] (Opt.) 1. An apparatus in which the images of external objects, formed by a convex lens or a concave mirror, are thrown on a paper or other white surface placed in the focus of the lens or mirror with...
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camera obscura

A dark room (or box) with a small hole in one side, through which an inverted image of the view outside is projected onto the opposite wall, screen, or mirror. The image is then traced. This forerunner of the modern camera was a tool for recording an optically accurate image.
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Camera Obscura

A darkened chamber with a hole in one wall through which light enters, creating an image of the outd
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Camera Obscura

A darkened enclosure which has a lens in the roof designed to throw the image of an aeroplane or cloud on a horizontal screen. Sometimes used for determining the speed of an aeroplane.
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Camera Obscura

A room with a small hole in one wall used by artists to produce images. First described by Leonardo da Vinci in 1515. See also: Camera.
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camera obscura

ancestor of the photographic camera. The Latin name means `dark chamber,` and the earliest versions, dating to antiquity, consisted of small ... [5 related articles]
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Camera Obscura

Another optical copying device which is much larger than the lucida. It relies on the principle that
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Camera Obscura

Camera obscura was the original name, used around 1900, for what we now call simply a camera. The original camera obscura was an optical instrument employed for exhibiting the images of objects in their forms and colours, so that they may be traced and a picture drawn, or may be represented by photography. A simple camera obscura is presented by a ...
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camera obscura

Darkened box with a tiny hole for projecting the inverted image of the scene outside on to a screen inside. For its development as a device for producing photographs, see photography. The camera...
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camera obscura

Darkened box with a tiny hole for projecting the inverted image of the scene outside on to a screen inside. For its development as a device for producing photographs, see photography
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Camera obscura

For hundreds of years the camera obscura was a curiosity, consisting of a darkened room with a small hole in one of its walls; a reduced inverted image of the world outside was projected through the hole onto a whitewashed wall opposite; the phenomenon was noted by the Arabs as early as the eleventh century. By the end of the sixteenth century Ital...
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Camera Obscura

Origin of the present day camera. In its simplest form it consisted of a darkened room with a small
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camera obscura

[n] - a darkened enclosure in which images of outside objects are projected through a small aperture or lens onto a facing surface
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