Focal Press Book: Scientific Photography and Applied Imaging

Focal Press Book: Scientific Photography and Applied Imaging by Sidney F. Ray

Focal Press Book: Scientific Photography and Applied Imaging by Sidney F. Ray

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Focal Press Book: Scientific Photography and Applied Imaging

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Winner Of The 2001 Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Award (Technical Photography category)

Scientific Photography and Applied Imaging is 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 specialized 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.

  • Ensure you are aware of all the very latest scientific applications
  • Comprehensive wealth of scientific information in one single volume so it is all to hand when needed
  • Learn from Sidney Ray's complete coverage and interpretation of scientific and applied photography

Synopsis:
This handbook encompasses the use of photography as a tool in science, technology and medicine. It describes the basic theory, techniques, materials, special equipment and applications for a variety of uses of photography, from close-up photography and photomacrography to infrared recording, surveillance systems, radiography and micro-imaging. The book is arranged in three sections.

The first is a general section, detailing the image capture process. The second discusses major applications, describing the major applications of imaging. The final section looks at specialist applications, presenting an eclectic selection of more specialized but increasingly important applications. Each subject is introduced with a brief historical resume of the development, showing how the techniques have reached a plateau of ease of use.

About The Author: Senior Lecturer in Digital and Photographic Imaging, University of Westminster, photographer and Imaging Consultant.

Table of Contents
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Subject Digital Photography
Author Sidney F. Ray
Edition Not specified
Hard/Soft Cover Hardcover
Pages 559
Dimensions 1.58 x 9.97 x 7.76" (40 x 242 x 197mm)
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number 0240513231
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published August 1999
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.2 x 6.9 x 1.5"

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