Camera Obscura

illustration of the camera obscura principle

This is me....

Husband to an amazing wife and father to three incredible boys, photography has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember.

I am a natural light photographer. The sun isn't there just so we can get a good tan and to make plants grow. It's also there for us to manipulate in ways that make photography so satisfying.

Being the family photographer capturing the lives of those around me is something I take very seriously.

Life captured through the lens is a lifetime of memories to share with future generations. It's something you cannot put a price on.

About The Camera Obscura

The home of R.J. Waterhouse Photography

Illustration courtesy of Wikipedia.

Have you ever wondered where the term "camera" originated? You can look back to the 16th century for the answer.

Camera obscura is Latin for dark room or chamber, is also referred to as pinhole image, and is the natural optical phenomenon that occurs when an image of a scene at the other side of a screen (or for instance a wall) is projected through a small hole in that screen as a reversed and inverted image (left to right and upside down) on a surface opposite to the opening.

Modern day cameras still work on this same principle, albeit with much better results, and many people still use pinhole cameras today because of their simplicity and unique image characteristics.

My first camera wasn't very far removed from a pinhole camera. It had a simple 35mm fixed lens with a fixed aperture. Just about everything was in focus and its simplicity was what made it so fun to shoot with. The shooting experience wasn't about having the best lenses, it was about paying attention to how the images were captured.

Fast forward to now and even though my camera equipment has been greatly upgraded since then, paying attention to the details is still what matters the most. Having the right equipment further ensures the quality of those details and is the reason why I shoot exclusively with Fujifilm X Series cameras with a mixture of modern Fujinon and vintage Minolta prime lenses.

I would love to hear from you. If you are looking for family or individual portraits, send me a message. Let me capture your life events and preserve the memories you hold closest to your heart. Don't let life pass you by.