Good Picture 2018 - Imaging Deconstructed

08 December 2018

10:00 - 16:00

University of Westminster
309 Regent Street
United Kingdom

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Non RPS Member£74.00 
RPS Member£74.00 

Photo copyright Tony Kaye ASIS FRPS

"Good Picture 2018 - Imaging Deconstructed" brings together an eclectic mix of eminent scientists and photographers for a day of fascinating and entertaining talks aimed as much at keen amateurs and students as at imaging professionals. The meeting has been sponsored by the Science Photo Library.

This year's speakers are:

Dr Tony Kaye ASIS FRPS (Imaging Consultant) -  Adobe RAW Profiles, More of a Good thing or Too Much?

In April 2018 Adobe introduced a “massive update” to Camera Profiles in ACR and Lightroom. This involved the introduction of 5 new Adobe RAW profiles, plus a multiplicity of additional profiles. As an example, a Nikon D800 user can now choose between 6 Adobe profiles, 5 “Camera” profiles that attempt to emulate the “look” of in camera rendered images, 8 “artistic” profiles, 10 “modern” profiles and 10 “vintage” profiles not to mention 24 B&W profiles. In this talk Tony will try and guide you through what these new profiles really are, and to explore what the differences in colour and tonal reproduction are between some of them.

Prof Mark Richardson ASIS FRPS (Cranfield Defence and Security) - From Hyperspectral to Radio Frequency Imaging

An overview of the unclassified work being carried out at Cranfield Defence and Security, looking at; hyperspectral imaging target classification, enhancing CCTV target tracking and high resolution ground based synthetic aperture radar imaging. 

Steve Gschmeissner (Electron Microscopist) - Scientific Photography in the Media

Scientific imagery has often remained within the constraints of the scientific community. Scanning electron microscopy has the means to produce informative images that can explain complex scientific ideas. My aim has been to make these images widely available to the public through a variety of platforms.

Adrian Davies ARPS (Freelance Photographer) - The Invisible World of Plants

Insects and other animals have very different colour sensitivity to human eyes. Following the development of an affordable system for recording ultraviolet reflectance with a digital camera, further work has been carried out with using filters to simulate insect vision, and how flowers and other plants are perceived by them. UV fluorescence techniques will also be discussed.

Dr Mark Buckley-Sharp ARPS - JPEG Dissected

There has been an increase in the pixel sizes used for projection, but event organisers need to keep image file sizes small enough for uploading and management. What is the anatomy of a JPEG file? How can a JPEG file sometimes become very big, and how can we avoid that?

Neil Freeman (Training Manager, Nikon School) - Creating Great Images with Nikon

Neil will talk you through the settings, tips and tricks needed to get the most out of your cameras, lenses and speedlights. This talk will showcase images shot a variety cameras and lenses across a range of photography genres and explain the techniques used and how photographers of all levels can benefit from our technologies.

Dr Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS (Imaging Scientist and RPS Trustee) - Practical Machine Vision Using Smartphones

Modern smartphone cameras are now complex imaging systems. This presentation will examine some of the capabilities of these and describe applications such as facial recognition and barcode reading. Finally, we will consider where this could lead mobile imaging in the future.

Tickets are priced at £74, with a concessionary rate of £42 for students, retired or unemployed delegates. The price includes a hot and cold buffet lunch as well as morning and afternoon refreshments.

For tickets, or for more information, please contact the organiser:

Dr Mike Christianson

T: 01753 890 480     E:

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The venue is fully accessible.

Dr Mike Christianson
Email the event organiser
01753 890480

Region: LondonGroup(s): Imaging Science