Camera Obscura
This camera obscura captured the upside down image of a tree on frosted paper

Using cigar boxes, magnifying glasses and frosted paper, students in ART 305: History of Photography made their own camera obscuras. Predating photographic cameras, the camera obscura, meaning "dark room", works when light passes through a pinhole and captures an inverted image on the far wall. Students were able to successfully capture their images on frosted paper, which was the backing of the cigar box.