Imaging Science

March 4-24, 2021
Live Sessions: March 4, 11, 18
7:00-8:00 pm

Take your photography to the next level as you explore the interplay between the physics of light and your camera. We will experiment with techniques such as those used by Doc Edgerton and Bernice Abbott to capture high speed events, as well as learn how to modify your camera to capture the tiniest details of the world around you.

Note: Course participants must have access to a camera phone or interchangeable lens camera.

SYLLABUS (subject to modification)

Session 1
Introduction to course and online platform
Exploration of physics of light
Physics of cameras
Macro photography
Camera modifications
Composition and lighting
Scanning Electron Microscopy
Assignment #1: Macro storytelling

Session 2
Review photo assignment
High Speed Strobe photography
Assignment #2: Exploring MIT research with high speed photography

Session 3
Review discoveries and photos
How to image faster: SPAD and Streak Camera Research
Multiple Exposure photography
Assignment #3: Capturing motion over time

Cost: $125/pp, includes materials and shipping costs

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**WARNING: These activities use a strobe light. A strobe light is a bright, flashing light that can affect people with photosensitive epilepsy or other sensitivity to light.