Strobe Project OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Photographic Technology Course by MIT

Published Feb 03, 2009

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'Strobe Project Laboratory' is a free OpenCourseWare class provided by MIT that concentrates on the fundamentals of photography and electronic flashes, specifically the use of strobe, or high-speed, photography. The course is intended for undergraduate students in all disciplines with an interest in photography. No previous photography experience is needed to thoroughly enjoy this fascinating course.

Strobe Project Laboratory: Course Specifics

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Strobe Project Laboratory: Course Description

'Strobe Project Laboratory' is a part of the OpenCourseWare initiative that is provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This course, which is geared toward students with little or no knowledge of photography, covers the basics photographic technology and electronic flash units. Professor James Bales, of the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is the instructor for this course. The course covers not only the fundamentals of photography, but will also study the techniques of electronic imaging and light measurement. Students who complete 'Strobe Project Laboratory' will investigate the rudiments of photographic technology by covering a wide variety of topics, starting with the initial lecture that focuses on the essentials of strobe photography. Stroboscopy, or strobe photography involves the technique of taking high-speed photographs of events or objects, which can reveal characteristics not visible to the naked eye. Succeeding lectures cover topics that include Schlieren photography, strobe circuits and strobe process and HKN evaluation.

The material for this course includes labs, exams, projects and study materials that are available in downloadable PDF files. If you would like to take advantage of this free course, visit the strobe project laboratory course page.

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