Ye Olde Copy Stand

August 19, 2011 § 1 Comment

© Medical Photography Section, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo.

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.

Summer of Love?

July 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

"Sisters". Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved. Click for larger version.

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 :)

Expired Instants

July 17, 2011 § 1 Comment

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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 »

BioImages 2011 Winners

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!

Photographer Shoots His Own Surgery

July 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Photo by Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker ©.

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 »

Found Anatomy

May 30, 2011 § 1 Comment

Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All Rights Reserved. Click for larger image.

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 »

Museum für Naturkunde Wet Collections

May 29, 2011 § 1 Comment

Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All Rights Reserved.

I was in Berlin last week and managed to fit some museum visits in between the weissbiers. I didn’t bring my camera to the Museum für Naturkunde as I didn’t expect it to be very exciting, but it turned out to be one of the best museums I’ve ever been to. « Read the rest of this entry »

Depth of Field Explained

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.

Exposure 2011

May 10, 2011 § 4 Comments

Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved. Click for larger version.

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.

Rules of Manipulation

April 22, 2011 § 2 Comments

The photo Stepan Rudik submitted to the World Press Photo Contest on the left. Original on the right.

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 »

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