The Story of Cameras Author:Terry Maloney Cameras have had an amazing history. Did you know that nature's own camera made pictures of the sun that even primitive man must have seen? Such evidence surrounded civilized men, too, but no one did anything about cameras and picture-taking for many centuries. When a primitive camera was made in the Middle Ages, nothing was done to improve i... more »t until the middle of the 19th century. Only then, slowly but fascinatingly, did we begin to stumble through the various steps leading to modern photography.
In this book you will read about early cameras so bulky and complicated that they required a truckload of paraphernalia to take one small picture; about trick cameras hidden in hats and tiepins; about scientific cameras of today and tomorrow which are helping us to penetrate the very secrets of outer space. And you will learn how to make your own pinhole camera with which you can take excellent pictures.« less