A camera obscura (plural camerae obscurae or camera obscuras, from Latin camera obscūra, "dark chamber") is a darkened room with a small hole or lens at one. Camera obscura, ancestor of the photographic camera. The Latin name means 'dark chamber,' and the earliest versions, dating to antiquity, consisted of small. The camera obscura, Latin for “dark chamber”, consists of a dark chamber or box with a small hole in one of the four walls (or the ceiling). The light passing. All these scientists experimented with a small hole and light but none of them suggested that a screen is used so an image from one side of a hole in surface. The image of the camera obscura has particular properties which makes it quite different from both reality and the photograph: its image is projected upside. Camera obscura was first detailed by artist Leonardo da Vinci, who described a mechanism that would make drawing in perfect perspective easy. In the Victorian era, the heyday of the camera obscura, these room-sized structures were built as tourist attractions along North American and European. In its simplest form, a camera obscura is a dark room with a small hole in one wall. When it's bright outside, light enters through the hole and. The Camera Obscura is an ancient optical device. In its most basic form it is, quite simply, a dark room with a small hole in one wall. On the wall opposite. The camera obscura is an optical instrument not only the different light and shade nuances types of portable cameras obscuras, used to make.