Imaging Science Group
all aspects of the science and technology of imaging."
RPS Imaging Science Group is one of several Special Interest Groups of
the Royal Photographic Society. The Group's fields of interest cover
all aspects of the science and technology of imaging - embracing both
conventional photography and electronic imaging with image analysis,
aerial and satellite technology and much more.
channels these interests in three main directions, scientific
publications, scientific meetings and education. The Group oversees the
production of Imaging Abstracts, published by PIRA International, and
plays a major role in the Society's scientific publication, the Imaging
Science Journal, as well as keeping members in touch via their website.
A bit of history
Imaging Science Group adopted this name (the Scientific and Technical
Group was originally formed in 1920) in recognition of the need to
reflect the Group's broad scope. The Group attracts Members who are
professionals in the fields of imaging science and technology (and
encourages them to apply for the Society's qualifications in Imaging
Science), but also appeals to those with an educational or amateur
interest in the science of imaging.
is Imaging Science?
radiation of any kind, emitted from, or affected by an object, causes a
representation (the image) of the object or some aspect of the object
to be generated, then the systematized body of knowledge relating to
the generation, properties and processing of the representation may be
defined as Imaging Science.
New members welcome!
you are already a member of the Royal Photographic Society, then all
you need do is let the membership office at the Society headquarters in
Bath know. The additional annual subscription to join the Group is £10
above the basic RPS subscription.
If you are not a member of the
RPS, then simply contact the membership office and ask to join, adding
that you would like to join the Imaging Science Group as well. Details
of RPS subscription fees, etc. can be found on the RPS website.
or more scientific meetings are arranged each year by the Group. Of
notable mention are the current annual series of Digital Futures and
Good Picture symposia. These lectures and discussions provide imaging
practitioners, keen amateurs and students with insights into Imaging
Science and all technical aspects of Digital Imaging. One-day
specialist meetings, sometimes held in collaboration with other Learned
Societies, are also occasionally organised on topics such as Advances
in Medical and Forensic Imaging.
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