Scientific Imaging

Many sciences require the use of images to convey instructions or results. This hands-on course teaches students how to make technically accurate images that are aesthetically pleasing as well. A useful course for science students who need to document their research, for education students who need to prepare classroom visual aids, or for visual arts students who want to utilize scientific imaging instruments in pursuing their art. Techniques covered include digital photography, copystand work, photomicroscopy, digital image processing and printing, document and presentation preparation, and geographical information system cartography. Extensive discussion of elements of composition, balance and visual design. Three hours of lecture and hands-on lab per week.