Photographic Sciences

My studies are mainly focused on the experimental communitive of photography.  Understanding how things work in different light sources, through microscopes, and through code helps broaden the ideas and the unknown of the future.  

Wasp Leg

Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) uses a focus beam of high-energy electrons to create different signals at the surface using solid specimens. Photographs are shown in black and white; this image was colorized using Photoshop.

Double Water Droplet

This was taken when a single drop hits a water surface and rebounds up in perfect timing for a second drip that is falling to collide under the first to create this "rebound". This is done building a special computer controller dripper. This is done by using the Arduino programming and connecting the solenoid valve which creates the water droplets. Using a push button on the breadboard, when pressed the flash and camera are synced and then triggered/fired when both water droplets hit each other.

Bee

This was photographed at Mendon Ponds, Rochester NY for a projection. Field photography helps you understand nature by looking at wildlife, plants etc. up close without taking them physically out of their habitat. With studio-like lighting our goal was to get the background pure white and have the specimen/plants shown in detail. (This bee was released after photographing it's features.)

Tape Cassette

Using the light technique called polarization, you can see the the different colors created under the microscope. Polarized light are commonly produced using absorption, refraction, reflection, diffraction (or scattering), as well as the process known as birefringence (which is double refraction). This photograph is an example of birefrigence creating that rainbow like picture.

Frog Tissue

Photographed under the microscope. This type of photography is called Photomicrography. Photomicrography is photography or a digital image taken through a microscope to show a magnified image of an item.

Tilletia Tricia (20x)

Rheinberg Illumination is a lighting technique that is used under the micrscope. This technique is "optically stained" with one color and the background another. This photograph was shot under a magnification of 20x. Using this lighting technique has it's advantages than using a more traditional way of lighting such as the Kohler method. One example is that it almost makes your images stand out, creating that 3D look, and helps you observe the different cells in more detail.

Forensic Investigation Finger Print

Each item of evidence must be documented photographically. Photographed under the microscope.

Frog

This was photographed at Mendon Ponds, Rochester NY for a projection. Field photography helps you understand nature by looking at wildlife, plants etc. up close without taking them physically out of their habitat. With studio-like lighting our goal was to get the background pure white and have the specimen/plants shown in detail. (This frog was released after photographing it's features.)

Turkey Tendon

This was a mock surgery of a turkey leg. Our goal was to only take 3 photos when we got into the lab hoping to get the photograph we needed. Sometimes when in a operating room you only get a certain amount to be in there. So learning to be quick an organized when getting in there helped us achieve our goal. Not just this image, but in other surgical images as well.

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