Monday, 22 November 2010

RPS Good Picture 2010: Hot Topics in Imaging

December 4th draws near and it's worth another mention of this year's RPS Good Picture event which takes place that day. As the event web page says:
Over the years we have endeavoured to showcase the technical diversity of digital imaging. As 2010 is the 100th anniversary of Infrared photography, we have taken the opportunity to celebrate this by including some IR topics that should be of great interest to all
I know it's a bit invidious to single out individual presentations but there are two that I am particularly looking forward to:
  • John Smith: Infrared in the Surveillance Society
  • Dr Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS: Practical Options For Infrared Photography
John is very knowledgeable on forensics and as that's a field I know almost nothing about (beyond watching CSI) it will be good to fill in the substantial gaps. Alan has been exploring various ways of making infrared images with what he describes as old kit: a kind of junkyard challenge for imaging scientists. Should be fun.

The day costs £64 (£36 concessions) including lunch and networking. It runs from 10 until 4 on Saturday December 4th at the University of Westminster, Regent Street, London. This is what us old timers still call Regent Street Poly and the meeting will take place in what is apparently one of the oldest, if not the oldest, cinemas in the country.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Think Photography

The RPS Think Photography event takes place over this weekend in West Bromwich. There are a couple of small infrared contributions to this: five photographs from the Infrared 100 Exhibition will be on show and Clive Haynes is presenting on Saturday.

Clive is talking on Digital Infrared Image Capture and Workflow at 2pm on Saturday. He takes great digital infrared photographs and will be well worth seeing.

More info on the RPS web site.

Monday, 8 November 2010


I've mentioned Joseph Giacomin's artistic thermal images before, and one of his shots was included in the Infrared 100 exhibition recently. Now he has published a book of thermograms called Thermal: Seeing the World Through 21st Century Eyes. The text muses on perception, while the yellow-red images illustrate an alternative way at looking at - perceiving - the world around us.

Available from, and elsewhere.