Saturday, May 15, 2010

Medical visualization:
A career path not commonly traveled

Quay Kester, a medical photographer and visualizationist who now owns her own company, Evoke Communications, visited our photo club this week. She talked to us about what a professional in her position would look for -- and how he/she would set up lighting for -- when taking pictures for medical-related objectives. Over the course of her career, she has photographed wounds, injuries, body limb healing, surgical procedures, bones ... you name it. After a slide show of pictures from her portfolio, she walked us through how she would approach the photographing of bones. That's what you see on this post.

(Above) Quay Kester, walking us through her slide show

(Above) After the slide show, Quay set up her portable studio to show us how she'd photograph bones. In this image, she captures a clavicle resting on a clean sheet of glass, propped by some hard-plastic drinking glasses and background by a normal black sheet of fabric draped over a chair.

(Above) Quay brought along her lightroom tent to show how to exploit diffused light and to avoid shadows. When a macro shot is not necessary, she uses her Canon 30D or 40D DSLRs.

(Above) Next, she set up some shots on top of the tent, using this time a wrist/hand bone specimen.

(Above) Quay said she prefers to set up her light upward and to the left of the subject. Here, she talks about how that direction of light affects the detail and texture of the subject with that lighting.

(Above) For her macro shots, Quay prefers her Canon G9 for its macro mode setting and f/2.8 aperture.

(Above) A closeup of her capture on the G9.

(Above) An artsy shot recommended by a fellow club member: This is a reflection of a large mirror on the wall that Quay faced while doing her photo demonstration.

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