The Scientific Photographer (c) 2018

Artwork on the Rise

Your artwork will be installed where? That was my question to painter Arlene Mead when she came to The Scientific Photographer for a unique project. She had been commissioned to install one of her paintings in an elevator shaft in a private residence. Technically challenging projects are a real treat for me. I get to push my problem-solving skills and the successful outcome feels well-earned. For Arlene, we needed to photograph her 24-inch wide by 80-inch tall painting and…

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sunset being photographed

Solar Eclipse Photography

It’s exciting to photograph Solar eclipses, and there is the big advantage of not requiring one to stay up all night as is the case with most astro-imaging work. If you are interested in photographing the Sun, please check out the links provided in this post. It is very important to keep the safety precautions in mind. We all know that we should not stare into the sun – this can quickly cause severe eye…

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I Never Thought I Would Do This!

If you had told me that I would ever, in a million years, hold giant cockroaches in my hands, I would have shouted, “NEVER!” Well, as James Bond said, “never say never.” Actually, I had great fun at the “Critter Demo” at Brooks Institute. We bring Dennis Sheridan, a professional animal wrangler, on campus to provide small animals for our students to photograph. When I saw a young woman start the day scared to death…

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