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Ted Kinsman

Associate Professor

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

Ted Kinsman

Associate Professor

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

Education

BS, University of Oregon; MS, Syracuse University


Areas of Expertise

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Journal Paper
Kinsman, Ted. "Micrometeorite Hunter One Man’s Search for Tiny Cosmic Visitors just Underfoot turns up Photogenic Specimens." Sky and Telescope magazine. Febuary (2020): 36-42. Print.
Invited Paper
Kinsman, Ted. "How to Age Film for the Distressed Look. or How to NOT Store Your Film." Petapixal.com. (2019). Web.
Kinsman, Ted. "A Simple and Inexpensive Schlieren Optical System Using a Fresnel Lens." Petapixal.com. (2020). Web.
Kinsman, Ted. "How to Photograph Flowers Splashing in Milk with an Infrared Laser." Petapixal.com. (2019). Web.
Kinsman, Ted. "This is how to “photograph” with the sunlight by scorching wood." diyphotography.net. (2018). Web.
Kinsman, Ted. "How a Fun Guy Goes to the Woods and Photographs Glowing Mushrooms." petapixel.com. (2018). Web.
Kinsman, Ted. "How to Photograph the Power of a Punch : using polarized light to analyze the dynamics of karate punch." Petapixel.com. (2017). Web.
Kinsman, Ted. "Use Polarized Lighting Techniques to Capture Cool Color Effects." petapixel.com. (2017). Web.
Kinsman, Ted. "The Role of the Slit-Scan Image in Science and Art." Petapixel.com. (2017). Web.
Kinsman, Ted. "Emulate Slit Scan Photography for Beautifully Weird Images." makezine.com. (2017). Web.
Kinsman, Ted. "Emulate Slit Scan Photography for Beautifully Weird Images." www.diyphotography.net. (2017). Web.
Full Length Book
Kinsman, Ted. Cannabis: Marijuana under the Microscope. 1st ed. Lancaster, Pa.: Schiffer Publishing, 2108. Print.
Invited Article/Publication
Kinsman, Ted. "Zapping Film with Electricity: How to Make Spark Patterns in Photos." petapixel.com/. (2018). Web.
Kinsman, Ted. "How to capture electric sparks on film." diyphotography.net. (2018). Web.
Kinsman, Ted. "How to Capture Heat on Camera Without Expensive Optics." petapixel.com. (2018). Web.
Kinsman, Ted. "How to Photograph Mysterious Floating Scrabble Letters." petapixel.com. (2018). Web.
Kinsman, Ted. "Build a Simple Cocktail Drinkbot with Arduino." makezine.com. (2017). Web.
Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Kinsman, Ted. Cannabis Leaf Trichomes. 2018. BioImages 2018:, Hillsborough, NC 27278. Exhibit.
Kinsman, Ted. Electrophotography Discharge image of a Bee Balm Flower. 2018. bca.org, Hillsborough, NC 27278. Exhibit.
Book Chapter
Peres, Michael. "Scanning Electron Microscopy." Laboratory Imaging & Photography: Best Practices for Photomicrography & More (Applications in Scientific Photography). New York and London, New York: Focal Press, 2017. 249-268. Print.

Currently Teaching

PHPS-261
3 Credits
This course will explore various photographic techniques to create special or “trick” image effects, especially geared toward non-photo program students. The course will provide unique perspectives on using camera behaviors, optical principles or modified equipment as reality-altering tools. For example the role of a camera shutter for double exposures, long exposures, and light painting. Students will be given the opportunity to produce their own “trick” photographs, and will be introduced to the role of image manipulation programs and the use of software to create realistic yet unreal, ethereal image effects, such as floating people or objects. The course will also cover the history and practice of these techniques. The presentation and perception of images as reality on social media platforms will be an ongoing theme in the class. The use/application of AI, Sensi that is involved in manipulating photographic images will be analyzed and explored cell phone cameras will be used to execute the majority of class assignments. **Fee: A course fee is applied via student account.**
PHPS-106
3 Credits
This is the first in a two-course sequence that explores the technology of photography. This course demonstrates the application of physics, mathematics and optical science to the technology of image making. The course also provides the students with the opportunity to employ statistical data analysis to identify trends through laboratory exercises utilizing principles of scientific inquiry. Among the topics explored are the optics and physics of image formation, lens evaluation, light sources, digital light-sensitive materials, digital workflows, variability, quality control and photographic effects.
PHPS-529
3 Credits
This course will investigate the theory and applications of photographic systems designed to record events of very short duration. Images will be analyzed to gain a more complete understanding of short duration events, including deriving data. The course will include the comparisons of the characteristics of digital video cameras, sequencing and timing control devices, as well as time magnification relationships. Synchronization systems, timing controls and high-speed flash and stroboscopic systems will also be covered. Introduction to high-speed video recording, the introduction to shadowgraph and Schlieren imaging systems will be included. Students will be introduced to programmable microprocessors for control of high-speed photographic equipment, and will gain experiences in the operation of equipment as well as proper planning, setup and basic data reduction techniques. **Fee: This course has a facilities fee for Non-SPAS students**
PHPS-599
1 - 3 Credits
Photography independent study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser will propose a course of study. Photography Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll. **Note: Students can only earn up to 6 credits of independent study towards completion of their degree**
PHPS-107
3 Credits
This is the second course in a two-semester course based in the study of the technology of photography, with emphasis on applications to real world photographic problems. Among the topics studied will include color vision, Munsell color system, CIELAB system, color theory, color management, digital color balance during post-processing, digital tone reproduction, and digital workflows.
PHPS-539
3 Credits
The potential to create or modify photographic instrumentation for specific purposes has never been greater, due to the advancement of photographic technologies coinciding with an increased maker movement. This course will provide students with experience in designing, testing, and building devices for use in technical photographic applications. Students will gain experience extracting data from images and/or using images as a source of measurement. Projects will change each semester based on evolving technologies. Examples might include using microprocessors to control cameras, the creation of high-speed infrared triggering systems, or building of dedicated specialized LED illumination systems for use in the infrared or ultraviolet imaging.

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