Camera Obscura Room: Free Lesson Plan Download

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How do cameras actually work? It’s one thing to explain the components but quite another to create history’s earliest form of the camera, the camera obscura. In this group project, students will explore the steps needed to create a camera obscura and create a room-sized version to experience. This hook will motivate your photography students, so make sure that you add it to your curriculum early!

Here are two great videos to show students in preparation for this lesson.

  1. Making Your Own Room With a View by National Geographic
  2. How to Transform a Room into a Camera Obscura by Howcast

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2 years ago


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