Good Picture 2013 – Papers

Web versions of some of the papers presented at our most recent Good Picture symposium (held on 14 December 2013) are gradually being added to our Good Picture 2013: Aspects of Imaging page.

Maney’s Free Access Fourteen

From 4th – 18th February 2013 Maney Publishing is running ‘Free Access Fourteen’; for fourteen days Maney Publishing is making freely available all journals in the Materials Science & Engineering Collection, including our own Imaging Science Journal.

All those signed up to the Materials Science & Engineering mailing list will be given access to the content including special issues, archived content as well as the latest research.

Anyone can register for free access to the Collection, whether they’re a librarian, faculty member, researcher or student and activation of the trial takes a matter of seconds!

For more information visit Maney’s Free Access Fourteen page.

Call for entries: The World’s Best Scientific Images 2013

The Royal Photographic Society in partnership with the Science and Technology Facilities Council has put out a call for the world’s best scientific images to include in next year’s “International Images for Science Exhibition”.

Scientists creating images to support their research and photographers making images to record science in all its aspects showing applications of diverse photographic techniques are encouraged to submit images. 100 of the best – selected by scientists, photographers, and those working in the field – will be included in an exhibition that will open in Newcastle in September 2013 as part of the British Science Festival and will then tour the UK and abroad.

Further information can be found at the RPS website.

Contemporary Healthcare through the Lens of the Photographic Arts

The Society’s 2012 Combined Royal Colleges Lecture, ‘Contemporary Healthcare through the Lens of the Photographic Arts’ will be held at the Royal College of Physicians on Thursday 22 November during the evening. The lecture will be given by The Northumbria Healthcare and Northumbria University Arts Partnership, the 2012 winners of the Combined Royal Colleges Medal. For information about the lecture, please click here, where you will find a link to obtaining a ticket.

NASA Exhibition Planned

A major exhibition of photography is being planned at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, timed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the final Apollo mission – Apollo 17 – which saw Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spend three days on the moon in December 1972.

It brings together three participants’ work: a lifelong quest by the leading photographer Steve Pyke MBE to photograph all of the Apollo Astronauts and Mission team, an award-winning documentary by filmmaker Nichola Bruce which chronicles his quest and has many fascinating profiles of the astronauts as they are photographed, and rare archive materials from Peter Fairley’s collection of space artefacts and original NASA photography, all gathered in his years as ITN’s Science correspondent for the Moon Landings.

However, before the exhibition can take place, the funding needed must be raised via personal donations. If you have any interest in supporting this project, see:

The deadline for raising the funds is 12 October 2012.

The Royal Photographic Society presents the inventor of the digital camera at a public lecture

One of modern photography’s great names – largely unknown by the wider public – will be giving a public lecture on behalf of The Royal Photographic Society in September.

On 10 September 2012, The Royal Photographic Society in partnership with the National Media Museum, will present Steve Sasson: Disruptive Innovation: The Story of the First Digital Camera at London’s Science Museum. Steve Sasson is credited with inventing the digital camera creating the first digital camera prototype in 1975 for the Eastman Kodak Company. In an illustrated and entertaining lecture Steve will be discussing how the concept was demonstrated within Kodak, subsequent technical innovations with megapixel imagers, image compression products in the mid-1980s, and the early commercialization of professional and consumer digital still cameras in the early 1990s. The internal reaction to these developments will be highlighted. It is the first time that Sasson has spoken in public in the United Kingdom.

Monday, 10 September 2012, at 7pm at the Science Museum, Fellows Room, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD. Cost £8. To book see:

For more information and booking details see the weblink above. Early booking is advised as places are limited.

Journal of the Month

Maney Publishing, a leading international academic publisher and publisher of The Imaging Science Journal, has made our journal “Journal of the Month” for May 2012. You can read all about the publication on the Maney website.

In addition, Maney have lifted all access restrictions from 1 May to 15 June on 3 years of ISJ content to make it available to you completely free of charge.

HP Image Permanence Award

Many congratulations to Alan Hodgson for receiving the 2012 HP Image Permanence Award. Alan is an active member of the RPS Imaging Science Group and a very active poster here on this Blog.

The award is for “support of academic research and training the next generation of scientists studying the permanence of imaging materials; his work on developing international standards on the permanence and preservation of digital printing materials; his significant contributions to the technical literature; and his long history of volunteer work for the Society for Imaging Science and Technology, the Royal Photographic Society, and the Institute of Physics Printing and Graphics Science Group.”

Well done Alan. We’re all very proud of you.

Muybridge’s Revolver

There is an exhibition in London called “Muybridge’s Revolver” where many of Eadweard Muybrdge’s images are on display. This may be of interest to Imaging Science Group members.

Here’s an introduction to the exhibition, taken from “The Horse Hospital”.

“Muybridge’s Revolver” at London’s Horse Hospital is a rare opportunity to re-examine Eadweard Muybridge’s “Animal Locomotion” in an “Author’s Edition” accompanied by a selection of projected animations taken from original plates, culminating on the 2nd October with a live performance finale installation to Muybridge’s moving images from sound archeologist Aleksander Kolkowski of the Recording Angels, accompanied by Marek Pytel’s film “Eadweard Muybridge” premiered in 2010 at the British Library. Also rare screenings of Thom Andersen’s “Eadweard Muybridge Zoopraxographer” (1974) on the 27th September, and a discussion evening on the 14th with renowned Muybridge and pre cinema chronophotographic specialist Stephen Herbert.

For more information visit:-

Infra-red Satellite Imaging Finds Lost Egyptian Pyramids

A BBC News item reports the use of infrared imaging in the identification of 17 lost pyramids. This item on their website is a prelude to a BBC documentary called Egypt’s Lost Cities which is to be broadcast on BBC One on Monday 30 May 2011 at 2030 BST.