Scientific Photography and Applied Imaging by Sidney RayScientific Photography and Applied Imaging by Sidney Ray

Scientific Photography and Applied Imaging

bySidney RayEditorSidney Ray

Hardcover | August 15, 1999

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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.
Senior Lecturer in Digital and Photographic Imaging, University of Westminster, photographer and Imaging Consultant.
Title:Scientific Photography and Applied ImagingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:559 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.98 inPublished:August 15, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0240513231

ISBN - 13:9780240513232


Table of Contents

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

From Our Editors

Professor Sydney F. Ray’s definitive guide helps acquaint the reader with the role of photography in the fields of science and medicine. The author offers the reader a broad and comprehensive overview of this field and its many applications. This thorough and detailed reference discusses everything from the limits of human visual perception, to recording mediums to radiography and holography. Scientific Photography and Applied Image is designed specifically to meet the needs of scientists and specialists who wish to use a photographic application in their research.