Alex Perkins Photography

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My midterm project for Scientific Photo required me to create a scientific poster of a cross section of some subject. I chose the Castor oil plant. The larger photo was shot at 10x and is a composite comprised of over 1,000 photos that have been focus stacked and stitched together to create a wide field panorama. The smaller photo was shot at 40x. Here is a link to the full res interactive poster: http://appsciphoto2.cias.rit.edu/VirtualMicroscopes2014/studentpages/PerkinsAlexAssn3.html
Rochester, NY
5D Mark III, Olympus and Nikon Microscopes, 10x and 40x

My midterm project for Scientific Photo required me to create a scientific poster of a cross section of some subject. I chose the Castor oil plant. The larger photo was shot at 10x and is a composite comprised of over 1,000 photos that have been focus stacked and stitched together to create a wide field panorama. The smaller photo was shot at 40x. Here is a link to the full res interactive poster: http://appsciphoto2.cias.rit.edu/VirtualMicroscopes2014/studentpages/PerkinsAlexAssn3.html

Rochester, NY

5D Mark III, Olympus and Nikon Microscopes, 10x and 40x

Scientific Photo II Assignment 2: Brightfield Photomicrographs in Monochrome

Rochester, NY

Canon 5D Mark III, Olympus Microscope, 10x Objective

The objective of this assignment was to give us an idea of how different wavelengths of light affect our resolution when imaging under a microscope. In theory, the shorter the wavelength the better resolution we should be able to achieve. However, this is not apparent when using a DSLR’s CMOS sensor. This kind of sensor uses red, green, and blue channels in order to create an image. Out of the three, the blue channel (shorter wavelengths) has the worst resolution and signal-to-noise ratio, while the green channel has the best. This is what accounts for the shorter wavelengths poor performance in this resolution testing assignment, at least, this is my theory for the reason why.

1. Full color

2. Full color BW converted

3. Red filter

4. Green filter

5. Blue filter

Birthday Cake Fight

Rochester, NY

Fuji Instax Mini 7S

Scientific Photo II Assignment 1

1. Elastic Cartilage x13.2

2. Elastic Cartilage x33

3. Puccinia graminis x132

Rochester, NY

Canon 5D Mark III, Olympus Microscope, Kohler Illumination

Yesterday I began shooting my photomicrography assignment for class. I have no idea if this is considered a good image but I like it so I’m posting it.
Rochester, NY
5D Mark III, Olympus Microscope, 10x objective

Yesterday I began shooting my photomicrography assignment for class. I have no idea if this is considered a good image but I like it so I’m posting it.

Rochester, NY

5D Mark III, Olympus Microscope, 10x objective

Madison Zic (because she never lets me photograph her)
Rochester, NY
Canon 5D Mark III, 70-200mm f/2.8L

Madison Zic (because she never lets me photograph her)

Rochester, NY

Canon 5D Mark III, 70-200mm f/2.8L

Gonna start posting some of my party photography
Canon AT-1, 50mm f/1.8 FD, Portra 160
Rochester, NY

Gonna start posting some of my party photography

Canon AT-1, 50mm f/1.8 FD, Portra 160

Rochester, NY

Today I photographed my uncle’s self-built house that he’s been working on for the past four years. It is still a work in progress. The house is made out of recyclable bags filled with dirt. They are then stacked on top of each other and covered with barb wire and stucco. I photographed the outside, interior, and the surrounding areas around the house.

New Mexico 

5D Mark III, 24-70mm f/2.8L II

Photo shoot with Norah Moran during the 2012-2013 school year
Nikon D300, 105mm f/2 DC
Rochester, NY

Photo shoot with Norah Moran during the 2012-2013 school year

Nikon D300, 105mm f/2 DC

Rochester, NY

shittyrigs:

"It’s a rig made out of people!"
Submitted by fuckitimmakingamovie

Me being the camera op for a friend’s short advertisement assignment for film school

shittyrigs:

"It’s a rig made out of people!"

Submitted by fuckitimmakingamovie

Me being the camera op for a friend’s short advertisement assignment for film school