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Rochester, NY

Canon 5D Mark III, 24-70mm

For my final project in Scientific Photo II I had to create another poster.

For my final project in Scientific Photo II I had to create another poster.

For final in my Fundamentals of Layout and Design class I had to make my own magazine spread. I shot and wrote all the content for the magazine. However, I’m not a really good writer and I was writing the content at the last second so it’s kinda BS.

Rochester, NY

Lake Ontario

Rochester, NY

Mamiya RB67, 90mm Sekor C, Kodak TX400 pulled to 200

For my fourth assignment for Scientific Photo II I had to photograph different specimens using different illumination techniques.

1. Cells: Fluorescence

2. Unknown: Darkfield

3. Water flea: Darkfield

4. Cross section of fish tail: Darkfield

5. Braided fishing line: Polarized

6. Human hair: Polarized

7. Fishing line: Polarized

8. iPhone 4 screen pixels: Reflected

9. iPhone 5 screen pixels: Reflected

10. Cheek cells: Phase Contrast

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III

Rochester, NY

For my Scientific Photo II class I had to shoot video. This was the first video that I’ve ever edited myself. The subjects recorded are: crystals, marine life, and plants.

Lighting Techniques: polarized, phase contrast, fluorescence, and darkfield

Canon 5D Mark III

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