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The History of the Pinhole Camera BY: D.L. AND A.L
What is the pinhole camera? It is a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture Light proof box with a small hole in one side Light from a scene passes through a single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box
The Invention Alhazen (Persian Scientist) wrote about naturally occurring pinhole cameras like wicker basket slits or crossing tree leaves Pinhole images of the sun make the camera possible Alhazen figured out that the smaller the pinhole the sharper the image
Ways to use You can use a closed container with a hole in it so that light passes through to create an image Tree leaves have shapes in between them and the light comes through making a perfect projection of the sun
Time Periods The 4th century was the beginning of the pinhole camera and Aristotle was the one who mentioned it The entire technique was brought about in the thirteenth and fourteenth century
The First Photograph In 1827 Joseph Nicephore Niepce made the first ever photographic image with the aid of a camera obscura Prior to this, the people used the obscura to draw or view things