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Waitsburg photographer and muscian creates digital pinhole images

Carrie Hendrix uses her natural curiosity and love for the obscure, to renew old technology.

WAITSBURG-A local musician, educator, instrument builder, photographer, and seeker of knowledge has combined camera obscura technology with digital convenience. Carrie Hendrix took a break from building musical instruments to make a camera obscura to aid her drawing.

Using information from "The Birth of Photography" by Brian Coe, she learned how to construct her first camera obscura. Using her strengths in problem-solving and craftsmanship, she created the portable optical device using a lens from a pair of binoculars. Painted black, it looks like an 1800s camera.

Camera obscuras (Latin for "d...

 

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