Create a Camera Obscura

Barber Home – make a camera obscura

Did you know you can turn a whole room into a camera obscura?

Explore our online exhibition Sights of Wonder by learning more about the Victorian photography of Francis Bedford. Bedford was the first photographer to ever accompany a royal tour. He photographed temples, pyramids, and people along the way.

This resource is designed for children aged 5+ and is linked to the year 2 and 6 science curriculum.


Join artist and photographer Jo Gane as she shows us how to create camera obscuras at home.

Make a camera obscura

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