Camera Obscura make your own
John shows you how to make a camera obscura or pinhole camera. John shows you how he converts his studio into a darkened room (camera obscura). Then open a small hole in the blackout material to act as a rudimentary lens. The light then floods into the room and displays the outside in realtime in the room. The results are spectacular and captivating.
You get to see inside a camera!
Where can I see one working in the UK?
There are many camera obscure’s around the world. In the UK there’s around 10 working examples:
1. Brighton/Hove, England
2. Lacock, England (future page) Talbot Museum and Lacock Abbey
3. Bristol, England
4. Aberystwyth, Wales
5. Douglas, Isle of Man
6. Dumfries, Scotland
7. Edinburgh, Scotland
8. Bradford, England, Museum of Photography, Film, and Television
9. London, England, Museum of the Moving Image
10. Greenwich, England
and of course, there’s one in my studio, but you’ve seen that now!