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The human eye perceives only light in the visible spectrum, but with specially modified cameras, lenses, and visible-light blocking filters, photographers can record ultraviolet wavelengths.
In this book, author David Prutchi shows you how to select equipment that allows you to capture otherworldly UV images. You’ll learn how to use filters that block visible light and prevent infrared light leaks and will discover how supplementing or overpowering sunlight with artificial UV light sources can help you create stronger images. You’ll also learn postprocessing techniques designed to enhance your UV photographs.
There is much to discover about the world as seen by bees, birds, and butterflies (and other creatures). Prutchi takes you into the wild to capture UV images that show how flowers advertise their nectar with beautiful markings to attract pollinating insects and birds. You’ll also discover how butterflies that look dull in visible light burst with intricate, iridescent patterns in UV.
Finally, you’ll learn about the scientific, medical, and forensic uses of ultraviolet photography.
From start to finish, this book will educate, inspire photographic creativity, and foster a better understanding of the UV world.
David Prutchi received his Ph.D. in Engineering from Tel-Aviv University in 1994, and then conducted post-doctoral research at Washington University. His area of expertise is the development of active implantable medical devices, and is currently the Executive Vice President of Engineering at Impulse Dynamics. He is an adept do-it-yourselfer and avid photographer dedicated to bringing cutting-edge experimental physics and technical photography within grasp of fellow buffs.
Dr. Prutchi has published over thirty papers and holds over eighty patents. He is the lead author of the book Design and Development of Medical Electronic Instrumentation - A Practical Perspective of the Design, Construction and Test of Medical Devices and co-author of Exploring Quantum Physics through Hands-On Projects, both published by John Wiley & Sons. He lives in Philadelphia, PA.