This is an illustrated narrative prepared as the guide to a slide show covering, in a simplified fashion, the optical operating principles associated with shadowgraph and schlieren imaging. This is also available as a PDF document about 3 Mb in size. Added here in August 2006.
Department, Program, or Center
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)
Davidhazy, Andrew, "Introduction to shadowgraph and schlieren imaging" (2006). Accessed from
RIT – Main Campus