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The BCA's YouTube channel features educational videos on photographic techniques.

Michael Photographs A Snowflake
Michael Peres, RBP, FBCA

Micheal Peres is a Professor of Biomedical Photographic Communications at RIT. His children's book, "Michael Photographs A Snowflake" was published by Fossil Press in July 2016. Peres first photographed snowflakes in January 2003 and has become obsessed with the winter challenge. This presentation shares Michaels work and the process of transforming his obsession into a 32 page color children's book.


The Renaissance Human: Faith Art and Science in the Postmodern World
Ken Meats

Traditionally scientists and artists were, at least nominally, people of faith. This has changed in the past century.


Challenges in Multidimentional Photomicroscopy
Jamie Hayden, RBP, FBCA

In contemporary photomicroscopy imaging facilities, experiments are commonly designed that take advantage of up to 6 dimensions of acquisition parameters. In this presentation, Jamie Hayden, RBP, FBCA, describes the delicate balance of settings required to find the best compromise for image quality, specimen viability and speed of acquisition.


A Renewed Interest in Old Techniques
James Wetzel, PhD

Correlative microscopy is a research area that utilizes complementary visual data obtained through a combination of light microscopy systems and both scanning and transmission microscopy.


Clinical Photography to Assist Patients with Pectus Caritanum
John Yeats

This presentation reviews the origin of the terminology and demonstrates the role of the photographer as part of the team treating patients with Pectus Caritanum.


Art and Science in the Desert Southwest
Kathleen Velo and Chip Hedgecock

Kathleen Velo and Charles (Chip) Hedgecock are visual artists who are working independently and with scientists in the desert southwest using photographic techniques including lumen prints and photograms to study water cycles and flora in the natural environment.


Patent Medicine: Selling The Cure
Norm Barker

This presentation of trade card images explores several major themes used in the advertising of patent medicines. The themes are of historical importance because they document and illuminate one of the most critical times in the history of western medicine.


A Life Shaped by People that Profoundly Influenced My Image Making
Jack Dykinga

Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Jack Dykinga shared "A Life Shaped by People that Profoundly Influenced My Image Making" as the Maria Ikenberg Lindberg Keynote at BIOCOMM 2017. Jack blends fine art photography with documentary photojournalism and presented how people in his life have influenced his image making.


Street Photography
Adam Cooper

Adam Cooper takes us on a survey of street photography at BIOCOMM 2017.


Advanced Imaging Technology at Wistar Institute
Jamie Hayden

At BIOCOMM 2017, Jamie Hayden, RBP, FBCA introduced new imaging technology now being used at the Wistar Institute.


Focus Stacked HDR Scenics
Gabe Unda

Photographer Gabe Unda demonstrates his technique for focus stacked HDR scenics.


Creative Public Relations Microscopy
Jamie Hayden

Jamie Hayden, RBP, FBCA, Managing Director of the Imaging Shared Resource at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, shared a fun part of his job at BIOCOMM 2017 in Portland, Oregon.


Natural Science Photography
Bob Turner

Bob Turner discusses his love of natural science photography.


Winglight Flash Modifier
Jim Koepfler

Jim Koepfler gives a brief presentation on the light modifier “Winglight” and its potential role in making quick and easy passport photos. Jim is a medical photographer at Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston MA


In Their Own Words (Digital Storytelling)
Paul Crompton

Using digital storytelling techniques Paul Crompton has been illustrating the work of the project through the voices of those taking part, both staff and students. In his presentation Paul will discuss the concept of digital storytelling and describe the techniques used to produce them. Paul Crompton has recently retired as Director of the Media Resources Centre at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, UK.


Capturing the Moment
Al Bello

Award-winning photographer Al Bello tells what inspires him to explore angles, experiment with techniques and tell powerful stories through photography. Al will present sports photographs and portraits from his 26 years of shooting sporting events from around the world. Al Bello is the Chief Sports Photographer in North America for Getty Images. He has worked on editorial assignments for Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Time, Maxim, and The New York Times.


Design Considerations for Mobile Development
Connie Johansen, RBP

Connie Johansen, RBP is a Supervisory Multimedia Specialist for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Her presentation from BIOCOMM 2016 in New Orleans is a broad overview of design for the mobile environment.


Photography of Selected Specimens and Artifacts from the Collections of the National Museum of Health and Medicine
Matthew Breitbart

Matthew Breitbart is the photographer (Contractor, ARP Sciences LLC) at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, MD.


Scientific Visualization in Online Education: 10.03x The Principles of Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing
Betsy Skrip, MFA

Betsy Skrip, a Scientific/Medical Illustrator at MIT's Center for Biomedical Innovation, spoke at BIOCOMM 2016 about "Science Visualization in Online Education."


Lighting A Highly Reflective Object
Gale Spring, FBPA


Photomacrography using Bellows and Extentions
Gale Spring, FBPA


Modifying Equipment for Infrared and Ultraviolet Photography
Gale Spring, FBPA


A forensic application for a Tilt and Shift Lens
Gale Spring, FBPA


Axial Illumination: Lighting "through the lens"
Gale Spring, FBPA