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
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