New Book: Exploring Ultraviolet Photography

A book has been recently published, which looks very useful for anybody with an interest in UV photography. It is brief, and explanations clear, but thorough about technical details. Lot of good practical advice is provided, and in the final chapter examples of different applications of UV photography are given. I haven’t yet finished reading it, but what I have read I have liked. I proper review will be published in the Bulletin. Prutchi, David (2017) Exploring Ultraviolet Photography: Bee Vision, Forensic Imaging, and Other Near-Ultraviolet Adventures with Your DSLR. Buffalo, N.Y.: Amherst Media, Inc. 127 pages. ISBN13 9781682031247. Price: 31,70 € at Book Depository and 37.95 USD (today at 24.11 USD) at Amazon US. And a booklet from 70 years ago from Kodak, costing originally 0.25 USD. Some interesting examples of the use of UV photography, and UV-excited fluorescence images are shown. Kodak (1947) Kodak Data Book on Infrared and Ultraviolet Photography. 2nd edition. Rochester, N.Y.: Eastman Kodak Co. 40 pages. Available at the Internet Archive. Share this

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The Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study

Source: The Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study I have been always interested in books and publishing. My mother owned a bookstore and I have been surrounded by books since I was born. How easy it has become in recent years to produce and distribute books and journals has lured me into attempting self publishing with “Beyond the Visible”, and nowadays our UV4Plants Bulletin and a couple of new books in preparation. The actual limitations are no longer technical or monetary in nature, just the time used by editors, reviewers, and of-course authors. Sometimes I marvel at being able to run a website, the depository of published articles and issues, an on-line manuscript management system and producing a journal with an ISSN number, and assigning each article a DOI, for a total cost of less than 40 € per month. How is this possible when commercial publishers may charge authors a few 1000 € per open-access article published? Part of the explanation is that we are using free software for all steps in the production of the Bulletin, and that the company providing web hosting to us is also doing the same. Of course developing software has a cost, at least in…

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The second handbook is taking shape

A preprint of a new handbook titled R for Photobiology is now available. Only a few pages are based on Beyond the Visible, the handbook produced during COST Action FA0906 UV4growth. Everything else is new material. As authors we have decided to publish it before it is finished, so that we can make changes and additions based on your comments. It is available through Leanpub. For dowloading the PDF, whether you decide to pay for it or not, you will have to register as user of the Leanpub the site. You will only receive an occasional message from the authors of the book you have downloaded when a significant update to the books become available. And you will be able to opt-out from receiving them. Hoping that you will find the handbook useful, and looking forward to your suggestions for improvements!   Share this

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