Exploring Ultraviolet Photography

February 9, 2017 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books | Comment |
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Exploring Ultraviolet Photography: Bee Vision, Forensic Imaging, and Other Near Ultraviolet Adventures with Your DSLR by David Prutchi is a new title from Amherst Media. In this book, the author shows readers how to select equipment that allows them to capture otherworldly ultraviolet images. Readers will learn how to use filters that block visible light and prevent infrared light leaks and will discover how complementing or overpowering sunlight with artificial UV light sources can help them create more powerful photographs. The 128-page paperback will go on sale on 25th February, priced at £33.99

Press Release

Exploring Ultraviolet Photography
Bee Vision, Forensic Imaging, and Other Near Ultraviolet Adventures with Your DSLR

By David Prutchi

Take your creativity to a new level and learn to capture ultraviolet light to create otherworldly landscape, nature, and portrait photography!

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 post processing 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 appear dull in visible light burst with intricate, iridescent patterns in UV.

Finally, you’ll learn about the scientific, medical, and foresnsic uses of ultraviolet photography.

From start to finish, this book will educate, inspire photographic creativity, and foster a better understanding of the UV world.

Praise for Exploring Ultraviolet Photography

‘David Prutchi has unveiled the secret world beyond the spectrum of visible light. His explanation of the physics and hardware involved are a perfect template for any photographer to explore the unseen in their own world.’ – Mike Szczys, Managing Editor of Hackaday.com

‘Only rarely – very rarely – do we hear from students petitioning us to rehire a particular professor simply because they had such an outstanding experience. With his exceptional ability to explain very complex topics in a very accessible manner, Dr. Prutchi is one of those rare breed of professionals.’
– Robi Polikar, Ph. D., Professor & Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rowan University

About the author

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-yourself and avid photographer dedicated to bringing cutting-edge experiemtnal physics and technical photography within grasp of fellow buffs.

Dr. Prutchi has published over thrity 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.



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