camera obscuracamera ob·scu·ra
a dark chamber with a lens or opening through which an image is projected in natural colors onto an opposite surface
Origin of camera obscuraModL, literally , dark chamber from L: see camera and obscure
A darkened chamber in which the real image of an object is received through a small opening or lens and focused in natural color onto a facing surface rather than recorded on a film or plate.
Origin of camera obscuraNew Latin camera obscūra Latin camera chamber Latin obscūra feminine of obscūrus dark
(plural camera obscuras)