1st Edition

Scientific Photography and Applied Imaging

By Sidney Ray Copyright 1999

    WINNER OF THE 2001 KRASZNA-KRAUSZ PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK AWARD (Technical Photography category)

    The only definitive book to fully encompass the use of photography and imaging as tools in science, technology and medicine. It describes in one single volume the basic theory, techniques, materials, special equipment and applications for a wide variety of uses of photography, including: close up photography and photomacrography to spectral recording, surveillance systems, radiography and micro-imaging.

    This extensively illustrated photography 'bible' contains all the information you need, whether you are a scientist wishing to use photography for a specialist application, a professional needing to extend technical expertise, or a student wanting to broaden your knowledge of the applications of photography.

    The contents are arranged in three sections:
    · General Section, detailing the elements of the image capture process
    · Major Applications, describing the major applications of imaging
    · Specialist Applications, presenting an eclectic selection of more specialised but increasingly important applications

    Each subject is introduced with an outline of its development and contemporary importance, followed by explanations of essential theory and an overview of techniques and equipment. Mathematics is only used where necessary. Numerous applications and case studies are described. Comprehensive bibliographies and references are provided for further study.

    General section:
    Introduction * Limits of human visual perception * Experimental design * Light and radiation sources * Optics and lenses * Camera systems for data capture * Shutter systems * Lighting * Exposure determination * Image recording systems * Image processing, analysis and management
    Major applications:
    Close-up photography and photomacrography * Photomicrography * Micro-imaging * Photofabrication * Stereoscopic (3D) photography * Photogrammetry * Aerial photography * Remote sensing * Infrared recording * Imaging systems * Ultraviolet recording * Radiography * Photographic visualisation * High speed photography and photonics.
    Specialist applications:
    Surveillance systems * Low light level imaging * Telephotography * Cavity and endoscopic systems * Underwater photography * Panoramic photography * Peripheral photography * Fisheye lens photography * Holography


    Senior Lecturer in Digital and Photographic Imaging, University of Westminster, photographer and Imaging Consultant.