Videos from BIOCOMM 2018 YouTube Channel
The BCA's YouTube channel features educational videos on photographic techniques.
Maria Ikenberg Lindberg Keynote
Adventures in Human-Centered Design and Photography
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.
Anne Shiras Pioneer Lecture
Photographic Life Lessons
“Whichever point we are in our photographic journey, the tendency is to concentrate on which camera, lens, software or plugin we think we need to make better photographs.”
Mark will discuss how each half of his photographic life contributed to the photographic life lessons that have shaped his vision and voice. His presentation will help you look beyond the equipment and software you are using and help you find what you are trying to say with them.
Going Mirrorless: My Most Recent Transition in 50 Years of Adapting to Change
The first thing that attracted Bill Durrance to a mirrorless system was the smaller and lighter equipment. After 49 years of shooting with Nikon gear, including 27 years as either an employee of, or contractor with Nikon USA, the most traumatic part of the change was the day he boxed up all his Nikon gear and sent it to the camera store to swap for the Fuji X-T system.
Part 1 covers Bill's move to, and use of the Fujifilm X-T system. Part 2 is an exploration of Bill's career in photography from the early days with of photojournalism to the present day.
Secure Clinical Image Transfer (SCIT) App
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
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.
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
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.
Rock Art as the Cosmos
Denise Smith, PhD
Located in on the edge of Atlanta, Georgia in Fulton County, an extraordinary pair of rock forms sit behind a local church. One stands more than two meters tall and resembles a raptor, usually described as an owl. Approximately thirty meters away is a large, roughly spherical boulder known to many as Turtle Rock. The author will argue that these forms actually represent a peregrine falcon and a serpent’s head. Drawing on the symbolism of ancient Mississippian culture, the author will hypothesize that these two forms, located on the edge of what is thought to be an ancient ceremonial ground, were intended to symbolize the cosmos.
Optimising Photo Dermoscopy Practice
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.