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Illuminating photography: From camera obscura to camera phone

Want to brush up on your photography history without having to read an article or open a textbook? Check out the fun animated TEDEducation video titled "Illuminating photography: From camera obscura to camera phone," narrated by photographer and educator Eva Timothy and created by London Squared Productions. Here is the video's summary, posted on the About tab of its Youtube page, followed by the video itself:

The origins of the cameras we use today were invented in the 19th century. Or were they? A millenia before, Arab scientist Alhazen was using the camera obscura to duplicate images, with Leonardo da Vinci following suit 500 years later and major innovations beginning in the 19th century. Eva Timothy tracks the trajectory from the most rudimentary cameras to the ubiquity of them today.

To view the full lesson, click here



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Now a days there are so many type of camera and mobile phones used for the photographs, by getting a good quality of photograph people use the good quality camera or the mobile phones. Many people now using the mobile phones for getting the images, the professional photographers can take the nice images in many views with good quality, they are trained and experienced with that type of job.
April 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterronaldarthur
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