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ERIC Number: EJ861080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0746-3537
Make a Pinhole Camera
Fisher, Diane K.; Novati, Alexander
Technology Teacher, v69 n3 p15-19 Nov 2009
On Earth, using ordinary visible light, one can create a single image of light recorded over time. Of course a movie or video is light recorded over time, but it is a series of instantaneous snapshots, rather than light and time both recorded on the same medium. A pinhole camera, which is simple to make out of ordinary materials and using ordinary photographic film, can be placed anywhere and left for several minutes to record whatever photons enter it. It can be placed in dim light or nearly in the dark, and, if left open long enough, will record an impression of all that goes on in its field of view. This article presents an activity on how to make a pinhole camera. It also offers tips on taking pictures and unloading film from camera. It ends by listing 10 discussion questions about pinhole camera.
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Language: English
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