ITS Capstone Project
Amanda Vanneste
Shin-Ping Tucker
Spring 2017


A camera is a device for recording visual images in the form of photgraphs, video signals, and film.  A more formal definition of the camera is a device that consists of a lightproof chamber with an aperture fitted with a lens and a shutter through which the image of an object is projected onto a surface for recording (as on film) or for translation into electrical impulses (as for television broadcast). 

Here are some interesting facts about the camera

When the man first landed on the moon in 1969 on Apollo 11, they brought 12 Hasselblad cameras to document their historic moon walk. They had to leave the Hasselblads behind to be able to carry the extra lunar rock sample weight back to earth.



With the manufacturing of cameras in the early days, the Colt revolver mechanisms were categorically used as models for some dry plate cameras. The design of cinema cameras was modelled after machine guns.

The longest photographic negative measures just over 129 ft. in length and was created by Esteban Pastorino Diaz on June 13. 2010.

It is estimated that the earth’s population has taken over 3,8 trillion photos.