Notes (this area is under construction and will be added to periodically)
The purpose of this section is to share with anyone interested some of the process in creating pictures with this unique set of hardware. As I stated in the Introduction, the prime source of my information and inspiration to play with this technology came from Michael Golembewski’s “The Scanner Photography Project”, and it is my intention not to duplicate the documentation provided there, but simply note what I have found in my particular work.
The photos and notes provided here describe my results using a Canon LIDE 20 scanner which is now obsolete, but which I purchased on eBay. Actually I purchased two, the second after I broke the first. So this is a good time to put in the disclaimer, what worked for me may not work for others, and I can not be held responsible for damage done to your equipment or person due to the information provide here. Even simple things can be dangerous, for example, optical lenses do focus light and can build up heat under certain circumstances. Read and experiment at your own risk!
This is probably a good time to mention that the choice of the Canon scanner has a number of advantages over other scanners that I am familar with. The first scanner I tried was one that used mirrors and a lens into the sensor which in my mind would be very difficult to modify for this application. The Canon LIDE can also be used in a verticle position and is powered through its USB connection.