A few people have emailed me and asked about the setup that I use for taking Schlieren pictures. In the Site Index of Projects link there are links to all the posts that I have done explaining what I did to make the pictures. But I suppose that pictures (or videos) can speak a 1000 words as they say so I decided to make a video that shown what my setup looks like.
With that in mind I made a video and is linked to below explaining in better detail how I go about taking these pictures and making the videos. If any of it doesn't make sense please email me at email@example.com or leave a comment and I'll be happy to explain whatever it is that isn't clear.
There are some really good sites with lots of information about how Schlieren photography works like HERE. Also if you are going to make a pin point light source like the one I use you should go to the source HERE of how I went about making mine!
Below is the video that I made with what I hope is a decent explanation of what is going on in my garage when I make these pictures. A quick Google search will show that there are a lot of more experienced and talented folks out there (with better equipment!) doing this type of photography so have a look st what they are doing too!
I hope that the video and the links on my Site Index of Projects explains everything. If not let me know!