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Photography, from camera obscura to camera phone

With the proliferation of digital photography, kids know about posing for photos, taking photos, and browsing photos on phones. But how much do they know about the history of photo technologies? This TED Ed video, Illuminating photography: From camera obscura to camera phone by Eva Timothy and Andy London, is a great primer.

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