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Laboratory Imaging & Photography by Michael Peres

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Chapter 15Best Practices

 

 

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This picture features a simulation of insect vision. Photography was used in this experiment as a tool to emulate what insect vision might look like. For this, 4,500 black drinking straws were bundled together selectively allowing light reflected from the subject to be directed onto a 14 inch x 14 inch ground glass screen. The resolution of the system was designed to be equivalent to that of a fly. The image formed on the ground glass was then photographed using a medium-format digital camera. The portrait featured Professor W.R. Muntz, a Monash University biologist who studied cephalopod vision, specifically ...

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