Astronaut’s Photography Manual
September 30, 2011 § Leave a comment
I have an interest both in spaceflight and Hasselblads, so I was very excited when I found that Hasselblad has made their 1984 NASA Astronaut’s Photography Manual available to the public.
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 »
Award-Winning Medical Photographer David Bishop
September 15, 2011 § 2 Comments
Check out this video where medical photographer and winner of the 2011 Wellcome Images Special Award, David Bishop, talks about his work at the UCL Medical School and the story behind his beautiful award-winning photo.
You can see all the 2011 award winners here.
Is the Tide Changing?
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.