Photography by Infrared: Its Principles and Applications

By Walter Clark | Go to book overview
Save to active project

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 photography 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 knowledge 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 innumerable references in the popular, photographic, scientific and technical press. This literature is very widespread, and the time would now seem ripe for its material to be brought together 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 photography, but also with the underlying principles. It is hoped that as a result of this the photographer will be able to apply the subject intelligently to the varied problems which present themselves, and that those who are interested in utilizing its results will be aided in the appreciation of its possibilities and the interpretation of its findings.

The book is intended for the guidance of the practical infrared photographer, whether he is concerned with the commercial or artistic aspects of its subject or its applications in the scientific

-xiii-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Photography by Infrared: Its Principles and Applications
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 480

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?