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Competitions, exhibits, sites and other bits & pieces

This post brings you items of interest, news of meetings, events and other happenings, workshops, competitions, websites and inspirations. Check back here for occassional updates. If you have anything you wish to add please email it to:

Meetings & events

April 14-16 - ICOP 2023 International Conference on Ophthalmic Photography

April 30, 2023 World Pinhole Photography Day

May 16 -19, 2023 - BiOCOMM 2023, 90th annual meeting of the BioCommunications Association - Don't miss this!


Olympus Life Science - Fluorescence Imaging

The Journal of Biocommunication

Affinity spotlight Focus stacking

Forensic Talks a weekly series of interviews by Eugene Liscio with experts in the field of forensics

A useful lighting technique , Tom Vadnais PE

Infrared Photography, Gale Spring, FBCA

A useful lens for photomacrography and photographing in tiny spaces, , Tom Vadnais PE

Websites of interest

Science Photo Library

ai2-3D Forensics

Institute of Medical Illustrators

Alternative Photography

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

Association of Medical Illustrators

Keep up to date on the latest


Digital Photography Review

Competitions & Exhibitions

Close up Photographer of the year Deadline November 30, 2022 Closed for this year Winners announced - congratulations to member Karl Gaff as a finalist

Nikon Small World 2023 Deadline April 30, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Evident Image of the year Award Olympus life science Deadline for entries is February 28, 2023 at 12 p.m. JST (February 27, 2023 at 10 p.m. EST)

BioImages image portal opens July 23, 2023

Winners of the 2022 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest

Natural History Museum Wildlife photgrapher of the year

Hidden Beauty: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science is a Collaborative Exhibition & Book by Norman Barker, FBCA & Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue. February 11 – August 31, 2023 at the New York Hall of Science


Tiny weeny peacock spiders

Nikon Small World 2022

Scientific American - Art of Neuroscience Competition

SPIE International Day of Light 2022 competition

Karl Gaff Photography

Beauty of the Microverse Arabidopsis thaliana flower, captured by Jan Martinek from the Czech Republic

Book Reviews

Icebergs to Iguanas - National Geographic Photographer Jason Edwards

Natural Science Imaging and Photography - Michael Peres, FBCA