Harold “Doc” Edgerton – A mix of Photography and Science

Harol “Doc” Edgerton was a professor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He had been able to mix interest for photography and engineering science, through curiosity and willingness to discover, creating something really special and amazing master pieces of photographic art. And his work, in my opinion, is still today a wonderful example of this fusion.

He used science to create new photographic techniques, which have both contributed to understand the physics of phenomena and to revolutionize the way to do photography. Just like other great photographers.

Some of the pictures we see in magazines and internet today come from this man and his main inventions, the strobe light and the modern high speed motion picture camera.

However, I have to say that I really like and share the Edgerton’s philosophy: “Work hard. Tell everyone everything you know. Close a deal with a handshake. Have fun!”

Salvatore Castelli

Salvatore Castelli is a amateur and passionate photographer and writer. His interest is to share with other what he know and what he sees. And the way he sees. In the world there are a lot of things that need to be discovered. Both bad and nice. And this is his mission.
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