Yan, Tony, Pinhole Camera Research

1) The picture I want to take is about a dancer. I will use the technic of ghosting. There will be 2 outlines of the same person. One is happily dancing, the other is curling up on the ground. And the shadow who is dancing is more solid than the shadow who is curling up, which means every happy person has a sad soul.


  1.  It is about a glass bottle. Pinhole camera creates images that have low point of view and look bigger. So this glass bottle looks bigger than the real one and it has a low point of view.
  2.  It is a shadow in the field. It is interesting because you can’t really see the person’s face. And it looks so creepy because it’s like a ghosting.
  3. It is a tree. It is interesting because it uses a feature of pinhole cameras which is vignetting. So the four corners are all dark which create a “old photograph” style.
  4.  It is a sidewalk or a bridge. It’s interesting because it uses one of the features of pinhole cameras which contorts the image. So the image looks weird and cool.
  5.   it is a child and his toy car. It’s interesting because the child looks like a ghost and all the landscape looks contorting. So the image looks gloomy and depressing.

3) Camera obscura (meaning “dark room”), also referred to as pinhole image, is the natural optical phenomenon that occurs when an image of a scene at the other side of a screen (or for instance a wall) is projected through a small hole in that screen as a reversed and inverted image (left to right and upside down) on a surface opposite to the opening. The surroundings of the projected image have to be relatively dark for the image to be clear, so many historical camera obscura experiments were performed in dark rooms.

A pinhole camera, also known as camera obscura, or “dark chamber”, is a simple optical imaging device in the shape of a closed box or chamber. In one of its sides is a small hole which, via the rectilinear propagation of light, creates an image of the outside space on the opposite side of the box.


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