Bringing the Outside In
Using these resources, we encourage you to black out a room and project an inverted image of the outside world onto your walls and ceilings by letting in light through a small hole in your blackout material.
The experience can be enjoyed by all, and the projected image can be photographed with a long exposure using a digital camera. This is a great opportunity to combine 21st century innovation and creativity with a 3000 year old technique.
Card from a large cardboard box
Gaffer tape, pins for fixing card
Digital camera / phone which does time exposures. (optional)
Camera Obscura FAQs
Where can we get the lens?
In the materials pack we sent out to participants or you can search on google for plastic wallet magnifiers or 1 diopter lenses to buy online.
Can we get more materials packs?
yes we can send out some more packs - email in with your address to