Cameras: Four Nikon D810 cameras Lenses: 28/f1.8 mm Exposure time: 30 seconds @ f/11 ISO 100 All external lighting was provided by nearly 1,800 volunteer participants using hand-held electronic flash units and flashlights. Additionally Profoto 7B and B1 electronic flash equipment was used. The RIT Big Shot is a nighttime community photographic project that began...Continue Reading
SPIE is sharing a very special book that celebrates light this year at Photonics West 2015. 2015 was designated the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies by the United Nations and UNESCO in late 2013. (IYOL) The SPIE published book, Celebrating Light, 50 Ways Light-based Technologies Enrich Our World, is a must-have. As John...Continue Reading
Did you know that the stunning lights of aurora borealis are the result of solar wind? Or that every CD and DVD player contains a tiny laser? Or that some people can trick their brains to see “impossible” colors? Fascinating, right? It’s this fascination with light and an unquenchable interest in researching new concepts that...Continue Reading
Now showing at Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery California artist Matt Elson use color, light and mirrors to create optical illusions that envelop viewers who peer inside. Elson has said, “They are a form of contemporary portraiture that is tuned to social media. Typically, two people will walk up, look in from each side, put their heads in the...Continue Reading
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