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.