This is a compilation of various traditional photographic Special Effects produced by students enrolled in a Special Effects Photography course conducted by Prof. Andrew Davidhazy at the School of... More > Photographic Arts and Sciences at RIT. While digital capture is an accepted part of the course the techniques are not computer generated or manipulated.< Less
On May 3, 2008 a creativity and innovation festival was held at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. As part of that event Prof. Andrew Davidhazy (me!) presented an... More > "interactive" experience for visitors where they would be photographed with a unique linear array camera improvised from an obsolete hand-scanner.
The resulting collection of 99 peripheral or "rolou" photographs is included in this book. Every volunteer already received a personal memento print but this collection makes all of them available for examination, evaluatiuon, discussion and, hopefully, appreciation.
Each an every image in this book is unique and unrepeatable because not only do they depend on a particular subject to begin with but also on the subject performing or behaving in a specific way over the time it takes them to make one or more revolutions in front of the camera. To check whether you are included in the collection select "Book Preview" or visit http://people.rit.edu/andpph/a-pix/imagineRIT-all-01.jpg< Less
This is a collection of selected work from 13 students who completed my Special Effects course at Rochester Institute of Technology. The effects are not described in detail but are rather just a... More > visual sampling of some of the projects. The topics include In-Camera Masking, Splash photography, Tailflash synchronization, Linear Strip photography, the Phoenix Process and the Sabattier process, polarization, infrared, kaleidoscope, zooming while shooting, stroboscopic photography, matte-box photography, and several others.< Less
Photographic techniques that acquire images sequentially instead of instantaneously have a long history of contributing to a the visualization of subjects and time in ways that have had profound, yet... More > often unrecognized, impact on our understanding of physical phenomena.
From cameras that make peripheral records of pottery, the photofinish camera at racetracks, panoramic cameras that cover 360 degrees around them and cameras for other specialized applications, they have one thing in common and this is that one dimension of their records is TIME itself.
Note that this is a work in progress started in 1978. Several equations have not been cleaned up and photographic illustrations, etc. are provided mostly only as drawings. Future versions may be improved but in case I can't get to it this 3rd version may be all that will be ever available.
This latest version includes instructions on improvised cameras for strip/streak photography a unique strip camera for conical panoramic or peripheral applications.< Less
This is a collection of peripheral or "rollout" portraits designed to supplement an experimental, low-tech, traveling exhibition of portraits made of subjects rotating on a turntable in... More > front of an improvised linear array digital camera.
The photographs are all unique and unrepeatable in their interpretation of any given person since time is one of the very real dimensions in each photograph.
A full explanation of the capture method makes up the first ten pages of the book.< Less
Portrait photography redefined through a process that reproduces in continuous peripheral, or "rollout", fashion the features of subjects. A novel representation of time and space give... More > these portraits a unique, although not realistic, look.< Less
This book contains the textual reproduction
of a traditional slide presentation with the associated annotations for each image as if the material was presented “live”. It is a general... More > introduction to the theory and practice of photography by invisible radiaton with references
to practical applications of the various techniques available to the industrial, technical, forensic or creative photographer.
The material also can be used as a tutorial on the
subject of infrared and ultraviolet photography
and associated techniques.< Less
The text and illustrations were prepared as a guide to a slide show presentation introducing basic concepts related to the optical and physical principles behind traditional refractive and reflective... More > shadowgraph and schlieren imaging systems.< Less