Photography by Infrared - Its Principles and Applications
Overview - PHOTOGRAPHY BY INFRARED Sir William Herschel, discoverer of the infrared. Crown Copyright reserved. Reproduced by permission oj Sir J, C. W. Herschel PHOTOGRAPHY BY INFRARED ITS PRINCIPLES and APPLICATIONS WALTER CLARK Ph. D., F. R. P. S., F. Read more...
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY INFRARED Sir William Herschel, discoverer of the infrared. Crown Copyright reserved. Reproduced by permission oj Sir J, C. W. Herschel PHOTOGRAPHY BY INFRARED ITS PRINCIPLES and APPLICATIONS WALTER CLARK Ph. D., F. R. P. S., F. P. 5. A. Kodak Research Laboratories SECOND EDITION New York JOHN WILEY g SONS, Inc. London. CHAPMAN HALL, Limited Dedicated to DB. C. E. K. MEES, F. R. i . . . the eye of the camera would see plainly where the human eye would find nothing but darkness. Alas that this speculation is somewhat too refined to be introduced with effect into a modern novel or romance for what a denouement we should have, if we could suppose the secrets of the darkened chamber to be revealed by the testimony of the imprinted paper. WILLIAM HENRY Fox TALBOT, The Pencil of Nature 1844. Preface to the Second Edition The printing plates for the first edition were destroyed in the air raids on London. It was not possible to remake the book during the war, and from some points of view this was an advan tage for the new edition, because it gave time to acquire copies of the wartime literature published on the European continent. Quite a lot of infrared photography has been done in recent years, and many new applications have resulted. Much more is now understood about its usefulness and limitations for the gen eral photographer and the scientific and technical people. Great progress has been made with infrared films, which are now as fast and as stable as commonly used panchromatic films. The book has been thoroughly revised to inform the reader of these latest developments, and the extensive bibliographies have been brought up to date. Among the changes made in the secondedition are a new chapter XIII on camouflage detection by infrared, and a new section on forest survey from the air thorough revision of the sections on photography in the dark, measurement of temperature by infrared, the infrared focus of lenses, properties of paints and pigments with special reference to the examination of paintings, criminology, the properties of foliage in the infrared, medical photography and photomicrography, aerial photography, and modern sensitometry and systems of speed designation. WALTER CLABK Rochester, N. Y. 1946 Preface to the First Edition The invisible part of the spectrum called the infrared has been known since the beginning of last century, and portions of it have been photographed for more than fifty years. Infrared photog raphy is thus by no means a new subject. In 1931, however, discoveries were made which enabled it to be practiced by the general public with the ease of ordinary photography. At the present time the public is, consciously or unconsciously, very much concerned with photography. Not only does it use it as a hobby, but it relies upon it to an increasing extent for its knowl edge of the world at large and for entertainment, and it has come to accept it as one of the most important instruments by which the scientist has been enabled to make the discoveries which have played the outstanding part in determining modern progress. Study of the infrared is now a very important part of the whole photographic field, and the interest in it is reflected by innumer able references in the popular, photographic, scientific and tech nical press. This literature is very widespread, and the time would now seem ripe for its material to be broughttogether within the confines of one volume. The closest approach to perfection in the practice of an art or a science can be obtained most easily and with the greatest prospect of success through a knowledge of the principles basic to the practice. In this book, therefore, the attempt has been made to deal not only with what is known of infrared photog raphy, but also with the underlying principles...