I’ve just launched a new MeetUp Group in Southern California for those involved with technical and scientific imaging and photography.
The purpose of the group is for those of us in technical disciplines to share ideas, techniques, processes, and solutions with each other. Imagine the software engineer, bio-medical photographer, and forensic photographer discussing solutions to easily calibrate the size of an image. Or the astrophotographer and photomicroscopist sharing image registration and stacking solutions. Does your discipline use best practices and standard operating procedures – well, the art conservation community have a great book on this topic, many forensic labs are willing to share their SOPs, and the FDA has restrictions on the biomedical community. Perhaps we can all share some of this information with each other and we can all benefit. Know a great lighting set-up for dark field illumination or coaxial lighting? Share it with our members at one of our meetings.
Right now the group is limited, physically, to Southern California. If there is enough interest I will figure out a way to expand it. My original intention was to create an international association, but I realized that was too ambitious to start with, so I’ve started with this. However, MeetUp does have a Discussion section that I plan to begin utilizing soon – and that may be a place to come and share information if you are not in Southern California.
But, if you are in SoCal, and your work (or study, or interests) involve photography or imaging in a technical or scientific aspect – please join the group and attend our meetings.