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Camera

A chamber, room, or apartment in old English Law. A judge's chamber. Treasury, chest, or coffer.

To be in camera is to be in private or in chambers.

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The development of the camera obscura took two tracks.
Of equal importance is the quality of the movable flat by which the camera obscura views the world.
After a quick tour of the hotel, which boasted a very sophisticated bar and lounge area, off we went to spy on the people of Edinburgh - at the Camera Obscura.
After a quick tour of the hotel room, off we went to spy on the people of Edinburgh - at the Camera Obscura.
A full 30 years before the first game, we play once again twin sisters Mayu and Mio Yamakura as we learn about their childhood and the origin of the Camera Obscura, your only weapon again the evil spirits that await.
The Camera obscura was a popular Victorian device consisting of a darkened room housing a large lens which projected an image of the surrounding area on to a flat surface.
Some historic methods included the use of perspective as a system of drawing and the use of the camera obscura as an aid to drawing.
Besides adding to our picture of the philologist and antiquarian, he illuminates several of Alberti's artistic achievements, including his contributions to vanishing-point perspective, symbolic emblems, and camera obscura experiments (the endpapers of the volume include miniatures by Giovanni Bettini da Fano that exemplify such optical studies).
For instance, the boxy contraption known as the camera obscura projected images of a specimen, such as a bone or a plant, onto a surface where a researcher could trace its form onto a piece of paper.
Someone has tacked up fliers near the entrance: "Dramatic Re-Creation of Leonardo da Vinci's Original Camera Obscura! Well worth a buck!" You pay your buck, you walk inside.
The major work of the all-Petit evening will be Camera Obscura: L'Amour est Aveugle, based on the novel Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov.
5:00pm u 8:00pm: Tours of the Vandalia Statehouse 5:00pm-8:00pm: Grand Camera Obscura