Edgerton Invented the First Camera Strobe

 
The First Camera Strobe Was Invented During World War II Image Source/ MIT Museum

The First Camera Strobe Was Invented During World War II Image Source/ MIT Museum

This story was originally published in August 2014.

Harold Eugene ‘Doc’ Edgerton, widely considered the father of the stroboscope, first developed the camera strobe to aid American World War II pilots in night photography. His system let airplanes investigate movements at night, when it was normally impossible to document the rival troop movements. After the war, Edgerton developed these strobes for commercial use in various products, ranging from lighthouses to copying machines.

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