September 30, 2011 § Leave a comment
As a guidebook for the NASA Photography Training Program, it not only describes the operation of the Hasselblad 500 EL/M cameras used on the U. S. Space Shuttle but is also a concise manual on photography to assist astronauts in creating the best possible space photographs.
Hasselblad cameras have performed with precision on every manned space flight since 1962 and undoubtedly future missions will continue to yield those awe-inspiring and beautiful images from space – a priceless pictorial legacy for future generations.
A lot of the info applies to all photography, but I love that all the examples are taken from space shuttle travel.
September 26, 2011 § Leave a comment
If you ever got your picture taken in school you will know that photographers who shoot people tend to stick with a set of jokes and phrases they know will get the photos they need every time. Wedding photographers know how to get the look they need from their couples and us medical photographers know how to make our patients relax. Did I say the jokes work every time? Well, almost. « Read the rest of this entry »
September 15, 2011 § 2 Comments
September 13, 2011 § 1 Comment
Guest post by Robert Peinert
Over the last several years, as I continue to do research for various projects, I’ve read about a growing number of Medical Photography Departments that are shutting their doors or changing their focus. Private hospitals, public community-based hospitals, and even several university-based hospitals have closed their photography and media departments in recent years. Costs and hospital/departmental needs are among the top reasons, however a more reoccurring reason is the growth of technology.
August 19, 2011 § 1 Comment
We’ve been clearing our shelves of old camera catalogues and other papers and found this polaroid in between some old Hasselblad pamphlets. Photographer B, who started working here in 1977, says he’s never seen this copy stand, so we’re guessing the photo must be from the early 1970s or late 1960s.
July 17, 2011 § Leave a comment
I’ll spend most of the summer away from internet connections, so there won’t be any posts for some weeks. Looking forward to spend long summer days with my two daughters, but as always the big question is: will this be a summer of sisterly love or hate? Have a good one :)
July 17, 2011 § 1 Comment
Photos by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.
In July work tends to be less busy than the rest of the year, and there’s time to finish larger projects, test new equipment and tidy up the storage room. While doing just that, I came across a large batch of expired instant film in one of our fridges. I had seen them before, but now I had time to see if they still worked. « Read the rest of this entry »
July 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
Check out the winners of this year’s BioImages competition, showcasing the finest still, graphics and motion media work in the life sciences and medicine.
I was especially impressed by two images, Bryan Wood’s “Mitral Valve Repair” in the series category and Phil Snow’s “Eye See” in the portrait category. Go here to see them.
You can also view the entire BioImages Salon displayed at the BioCommunications Association’s Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ in June. I had two photos accepted for display: “Squamous Cell Carcinoma” and “Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen”. Enjoy!
July 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
Photographer Charles McQuillan has won the 2011 BT Northern Ireland Press Photographer of the Year for his photographs of his own heart surgery. Suddenly diagnosed with coronary artery disease at the age of 39, McQuillan decided to shoot his subsequent operation to busy his mind and cope with the situation. « Read the rest of this entry »