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What is the significance of the camera name for the building? Another classic Oxford photo. Well take and presented.

Old 04-26-2019, 07:56 AM
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Default To ifege: From latin to "Camera Obscura"

The root of the English word”camera” is the latin word meaning “vaulted room”, and it filtered through the old French as “chamber”.This “Camera” is said to be the earliest example of a circular library in England, with a perfectly, circular structure.There are 2 levels to the building, but the central atrium is open from the ground floor to the arched roof, which is where “camera” comes in.The 17th century also saw the use of “camera” in the term “camera obscura,” meaning literally “dark room.” It had long been known that light entering a darkened room through a small aperture would cast a faint reversed image of the view outside on the wall of the room, which could then be traced onto paper.That was the beginning of the “photographic camera”.
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