Thursday, September 20, 2012

Public Discussion on Higher Education/Zócalo Public Square

Carnegie Corporation President Vartan Gregorian
September 19--Washington, DC-- Zócola Public Square,  an innovative online and event organization provides live discussions and presentations of current events.  A panel discussion hosted at the National Press Club provided a lively presentation entitled, "Can the Next President Put Public Universities on Top?

University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman 

Panel member UCLA Chancellor Gene Block during the wine reception after the panel discussion. 
Tech notes: Seems my most recent assignments required shooting in available light.  Making friends with the production crew is vital to get information about the lighting in the room.  During the presentation shot at 4000 ISO and 3000K.  Knowing these numbers help to make quality images with my Nikon D800.

All images Copyright 2012 Laurence L. Levin

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Optical Society

September 12, 2012--Washington, DC-- The Optical Society along with 3 other science associations, presented the report, Essential Technologies for Our Future: Optics and Photonics Leading the Way.  Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu was the keynote speaker.  OSA Vice President Philip H. Bucksbaum is with Dr. Chu on stage.

Craig Barrett, Retired CEO/Chairman of the Board, Intel Corporation addresses the event.
A panorama image incorporating 4 images. click on image to enlarge

Held in the Horizon Ballroom at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC, the lighting was mostly fluorescent and weak.  Shooting at 12,800 ISO and correcting the color temperature to 2600K, with noise reduction really helped to make quality images.  Shot on a Nikon D800.

Photography copyright 2012 Laurence L. Levin

Sunday, September 09, 2012

A Celebration of Science

Cora Marrett, Deputy Director, National Science Foundation was part of the
STEM Education & Job Prospects for Young Investigators panel 
September 09, 2012 --Washington, DC--The Milken Institute hosted panel discussions throughout the weekend entitled A Celebration of Science. Each panel had leaders from scientific and policy organizations.  There were lively discussions about the future of the biosciences.  I worked with the Milken Foundation a long time ago, glad they found me again.

The Panel entitled, The Coming Age of Precision Medicine.
Each panel was videotaped and lasted 40 minutes.  There were four panels held concurrently in different rooms.  The staging and recording of each panel was produced by Vision Matrix Productions, Inc.  Their work was seem less; the staging, video and audio were excellent.  Color temperature was 4500K.  It made my picture taking smooth.  All images shot with a Nikon D800 at 4000 ISO.  Adjusted in Photoshop and used the Noise Reduction Filter.

Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the panel entitled, Investment Opportunities in Medical Research.

Photography copyright 2012 Laurence L. Levin