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

Videos from BIOCOMM 2018

Maria Ikenberg Lindberg Keynote:
Adventures in Human-Centered Design and Photography

Secure Clinical Image Transfer (SCIT) App

Cross-polarized and Parallel-polarized Light Photography for Documentation of Biological Materials in Medicine and Forensics

A Simple Procedure to Record and Edit an Oral Presentation with Screen Capture

Basic Photomicroscopy

In Their Features and Countenance

Optimising Photo Dermoscopy Practice

Modeling Sharkskin: A Microscopic Study in Bio-mimicry

2-Photon Microscopy: How Deep Can You Go? (Part 1: Fluorescence and Confocal)
2-Photon Microscopy: How Deep Can You Go? (Part 2: Process for 2-Photon Microscopy)

Videos from BIOCOMM 2017
Viewing Image Color Accurately
Michael Photographs A Snowflake
The Renaissance Human: Faith Art and Science in the Postmodern World
Challenges in Multidimentional Photomicroscopy
A Renewed Interest in Old Techniques
Clinical Photography to Assist Patients with Pectus Caritanum
Art and Science in the Desert Southwest
Patent Medicine: Selling The Cure
A Life Shaped by People that Profoundly Influenced My Image Making
Street Photography
Advanced Imaging Technology at Wistar Institute
Focus Stacked HDR Scenics
Creative Public Relations Microscopy
Natural Science Photography

BIOCOMM 2018

Maria Ikenberg Lindberg Keynote
Adventures in Human-Centered Design and Photography
Andrew Davidhazy

Andrew’s career has taken him around the world from Iraq, Hungary, Egypt, Siberia to the Pacific Crest Trail. He talks about how a very natural curiosity in the human condition influenced his career and approach to design, and his love of photography. He uses his personal narrative as a framework for sharing interesting photographs and stories about people he has encountered at the best and worst of times. Andy also talks about growing up with the photographic arts and sciences and the role photography played during his long career designing new brands, products and experiences.

 

Secure Clinical Image Transfer (SCIT) App
Kathy McFall

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHSGGC) has purchased the Secure Clinical Image Transfer (SCIT) app, a system developed to allow healthcare staff to capture clinical photographs on mobile devices. Kathy outlines the UK governance that surrounds the use of such an app within the NHS environment, as well as discussing its functionality, integration with existing systems, and its intended use within NHSGGC.

 

Cross-polarized and Parallel-polarized Light Photography for Documentation of Biological Materials in Medicine and Forensics
Katharine Hanlon

Under cross-polarized light birefringent structures which are otherwise invisible become apparent. Cross-polarized light eliminates glare and specular highlights, allowing for an unobstructed view of subsurface pathology. Parallel-polarization occurs when the polarizers are rotated to the same orientation. When cross- or parallel-polarization is applied to photography, images can be generated which aid in visualization of surface and subsurface elements.

 

A Simple Procedure to Record and Edit an Oral Presentation with Screen Capture
Ken Meats, RBP

A how-to explanation of recording presentations such as the BIOCOMM talks and the steps used to take the multi-camera and audio recording and edit it to a usable format for YouTube.

 

Basic Photomicroscopy
James Hayden, RBP, FBCA

This presentation is a discussion on the basics of microscopy and photomicrography in preparation for the "Hands-on Microscopy Workshop" presented by Jamie Hayden, RBP, FBCA and James Wetzel, PhD. Topics include digital photomicrography, Köhler illumination and fluorescence techniques and tools.

 

In Their Features and Countenance
Paul Crompton

In 1802, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, the physician Benjamin Rush expressed a “wish to see a gallery of portraits of sick people laboring under such diseases as show themselves in the features and countenance – by means of a gallery of portraits … the study of medicine might be much aided.” With photography emerging in the mid-19th century and regarded as an objective and accurate means of representation, it took on this role of the gallery through which medicine could be aided. This presentation celebrates some of the key figures whom, through their understanding and application of the technology of the day, demonstrated the power of photography to enhance the practice of medicine.

 

Optimising Photo Dermoscopy Practice
Simon Wells

Dermatoscopes are commonly used by clinicians to aid in the diagnosis of skin lesions. Photo dermoscopy is now a common clinical practice, however, the images produced are not always reliable for diagnosis. This presentation explores the methods used by clinicians to interpret lesions using dermoscopy and proposes a revised ‘best practice’ for medical photographers, and those engaged in photo dermoscopy, that could benefit the diagnostic accuracy of the images produced.

 

2-Photon Microscopy: How Deep Can You Go? (Part 1: Fluorescence and Confocal)
James Hayden, RBP, FBCA

Widefield, fluorescence microscopy lets you see everything in your biological sample, but a lot of it is out of focus, especially at higher magnifications. Confocal microscopy makes it all sharp, but limits you to about 150 microns in depth. 2-Photon microscopy allows you to image routinely to 300-500 microns, providing a much better 3-dimensional re-creation. This talk will provide an overview of the experiments, techniques and results we have obtained in our lab, which generally concentrates on cancer-related specimens - both live and fixed.

Part 1 of this presentation is a refresher on widefield and confocal fluorescence. Part 2 will cover the process for 2-Photon microscopy.

 

2-Photon Microscopy: How Deep Can You Go? (Part 2: Process for 2-Photon Microscopy)
James Hayden, RBP, FBCA

Part 2 covers the process for 2-Photon microscopy.

 

Modeling Sharkskin: A Microscopic Study in Bio-mimicry
Jim Wetzel, PhD

This presentation describes a differentiate species of Sharkskin, which is is characterized by species-specific morphologies of enamel denticles called placiod scales. Although scale patterns differ between species, they all serve the same functions of protection of the skin against abrasion, and in reducing turbulent flow of water across the skin surface for more efficient swimming. James’ presentation shows a series of scale patterns characteristic of several shark species indigenous to the Gulf of Mexico, their 3D models, and some preliminary results on the reduction of bacterial adhesion on synthetic materials that accurately replicate the morphology several species of sharks.

 

BIOCOMM 2017

Viewing Image Color Accurately
Rick Hatmaker

One of the biggest problems photographers face after image capture is ensuring that the color of their image is accurate from viewing to output. Rick Hatmaker from CHROMiX helps customers by providing consulting, monitor hardware, measurement sevices and software to better manage their color.

 

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.

 

Technical Photography
Lighting A Highly Reflective Object
Photomacrography using Bellows and Extentions
Modifying Equipment for Infrared and Ultraviolet Photography
A Forensic Application for a Tilt and Shift Lens
Axial Illumination: Lighting "through the lens"

Videos from BIOCOMM 2016
Winglight Flash Modifier
In Their Own Words (Digital Storytelling)
Capturing the Moment
Design Considerations for Mobile Development
Photography of Artifacts from the Collections of the National Museum of Health and Medicine
Scientific Visualization in Online Education: 10.03x The Principles of Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

Technical Photography

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

 

BIOCOMM 2016

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 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."