I just posted a whitepaper containing complete construction details for two DIY imagers for the shortwave ultraviolet band. These UV converters can be used for RUVIS and Solar-Blind imaging applications. The blog post is at: http://uvirimaging.com/2016/07/03/diy-shortwave-uv-image-converters-for-solar-blind-and-ruvis-imaging/ and the whitepaper (a clean version of the post with high-res pictures) at: http://uvirimaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Prutchi-diy-Shortwave-UV-Converters-and-cameras.pdf For more diy UV photography
Reader Paul Wallace contacted me to tell me about the DOLPi electro-optic polarization camera that he built for his iPhone. His ingenious solution makes use of the iPhone’s flashlight to calibrate and synchronize the control of the polarization analyzer (hacked from a welder’s mask as described in the DOLPi whitepaper).
My new book “Exploring Ultraviolet Photography: Bee Vision, Forensic Imaging, and Other Near Ultraviolet Adventures with Your DSLR” is now available on Amazon for pre-order. In this book, I will show you how to select equipment that allows you to capture otherworldly UV images. You’ll learn how to use filters that block visible light and