Photography the scientist’s retina: Version 3.0

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Digital imaging and image processing means that we now have capabilities far beyond what was possible with silver technologies including; High dynamic range imaging (HDRI), stitching and focus stacking and combinations of these techniques. This presentation will show examples of what is possible and how photography can aid your research and its visual impact.

“The sensitive photographic film is the true retina of the scientists . . . . for it possesses all the properties which science could want; it faithfully preserves images which deposit themselves upon it, and reproduces and multiplies them indefinitely on request; in the radiative spectrum (electromagnetic spectrum) it covers a range more than double that which the eye can perceive and soon perhaps will cover it all; finally it takes advantage of the admirable property which allows the accumulation of events, and whereas our retina erases all impressions more than a tenth of a second old, the photographic retina preserves them and accumulates them over a practically limitless time.” P.C.Janssen 1888

Recent presentation given to the Annual Conference of the Environmental and Sustainability Research Centre, University of Derby.

See presentation on SlideShare

Version 1.0 Silver technology
Version 2.0 The New Photography from 1895 i.e. X-rays
Version 3.0 The development of digital image processing

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David Bryson

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