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 »
May 30, 2011 § 1 Comment
Left upper extremity found in the medical student’s practical skills center. Tip of thumb missing. Multiple flesh wounds, most of them sutured but none of them healed. « Read the rest of this entry »
May 29, 2011 § 1 Comment
May 15, 2011 § 1 Comment
Knowing how to control the depth of field is one of the basics of photography, but do you know why a large aperture results in a shallow depth of field?
Artist Justin Snodgrass has created this 20 minute tutorial that explains it all in detail. The video have some references to a “35 mm adapter” as it was made for videographers working with these kind of adapters, but the information applies to all sorts of photography.
Hat tip to PetaPixel.
May 10, 2011 § 4 Comments
Last week I attended the Nordic Light International Photo Festival in the beautiful coastal town of Kristiansund. A part of the festival was the biannual Exposure Photo Competition (“Eksponering” in Norwegian) of the Institutional Photographers Association (IFF).
I’m very happy to announce that I won the Medical Photography category with the photo above, titled “Botox Injection in Colostoma”.
You can see all the winners and honourable mentions from Exposure 2011 here.
April 22, 2011 § 2 Comments
Medical photographers strive to document a clinical condition as truthfully as possible. Photojournalists strive to document most aspects of life truthfully. With digital photography it is easier than ever to manipulate the truth. Global news agency Reuters has recently issued a comprehensive set of rules for image processing, that’s interesting to take a look at. « Read the rest of this entry »
April 12, 2011 § 4 Comments
From time to time we’re called on to photograph different medical technical equipment in a clinical setting. It can be a new device that’s being introduced or a demonstration of proper use. This time it was the correct placement of the tubes from a heart-lung support machine to a nine-year-old boy. « Read the rest of this entry »
March 10, 2011 § 2 Comments
If you’re a medical or scientific photographer you should definitely consider submitting your best work to BioImages, an annual visual media competition that showcases the finest still, graphics and motion media work in the life sciences and medicine.
BioImages is sponsored by the BioCommunications Association (BCA) and online submissions are accepted until March 22.
February 8, 2011 § 4 Comments
Ever since seeing this fascinating photo of a man with a shoulder amputation on the cover of Scope Magazine, I have been interested in the use of mirrors in vintage clinical photographs. Using a mirror to reflect another view of a body part or wound was common in the mid-nineteenth century. « Read the rest of this entry »
January 20, 2011 § 2 Comments
Good lighting requires simplicity. The least number of lamps possible should be employed. The greatest intensity should be directed at or near the center of the area of interest. The major lighting recommendation is summarized in Figure 125.
From “Clinical Photography – A Kodak Data Book” © Eastman Kodak Company, 1972.