Want to turn your room into giant camera obscura? Photographer Justin Quinnell (whose work we featured back in June) has created a Camera Obscura Kit that makes the conversion easy. Each kit contains a projection lens, a mount template, velcro tape, a projection sheet, and a handheld screen. They cost £25 apiece over on Quinnell’s website.
National Geographic created this nifty little video teaching how to turn any room with a view into a giant camera obscura. For an even more challenging project, you can try setting up some photo-sensitive paper (either photo paper or paper you paint with emulsion yourself) on the wall to shoot giant photos with your giant camera obscura.
Meet the Roulot’ographe, a Luxembourg-based mobile trailer that doubles as both a giant camera obscura and a photography workshop classroom. All the mobile studio needs is an electrical connection and access to running water.
If you’re ever in beautiful San Francisco, you might want to pay a visit to the Camera Obscura, a room sized “camera” built in 1946 and based on a 15th century design by Leonardo da Vinci. It’s designed to look like someone left a giant 35mm there with its lens pointed to the sky. The 10-inch mirror on top of the camera rotates 360 degrees, beaming a view of the area magnified by seven times onto a six foot parabolic table inside. In 2001, the Camera Obscura was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Read more…