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  • Band 5 Graphic Designer - Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
    Band 5 Graphic Designer - Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

    Updated: 07/08/2018

    We are looking for a graphic designer to join our design team and play an integral part in the design process from conceptualising ideas with simplicity to final development.

  • Multimedia Designer - University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
    Multimedia Designer - University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

    Updated: 07/08/2018

    We seek a Multimedia Designer to join our creative team at one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country; working to promote the Umbrella Sexual Health Service across Birmingham and Solihull and producing content to support the delivery of the key priority outcomes of the service.

  • Ophthalmic Technician/Photographer - London Medical
    Ophthalmic Technician/Photographer - London Medical

    Updated: 06/08/2018

    We are a busy private retinal clinic in London’s premier medical district and we are currently looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated Ophthalmic Technician/Photographer to join our existing team of two senior technicians.

  • Mike Devlin
    Mike Devlin

    Updated: 01/08/2018

    IMI is sad to announce the sudden death of Mike Devlin ex clinical photographer at the Princess Margaret Rose orthopaedic hospital in Edinburgh. Mike died suddenly on Wednesday from a suspected heart …

  • Updated IMI Rhinoplasty Guidelines
    Updated IMI Rhinoplasty Guidelines

    Updated: 30/07/2018

    Patients requiring rhinoplasty (an operation to alter the appearance and sometimes the function of the nose), or septorhinoplasty, (an operation on the septum, the cartilage that separates the two nostrils), are often referred by rhinologists to the medical photography department for photographs to be taken of their face and nose.

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    Two Day Photoshop Workshop

    This course has been designed to be a follow-on to The Society’s One Day Introduction to Photoshop workshop. If you have not attended this workshop, but feel that you have a good understand of basic Photoshop techniques please contact

  • 08
    Sep 2018
    Brian Griffin Hon FRPS - Two Day Workshop - Powerful Portraits

    This two day practical workshop offers the rare and unique opportunity to work alongside one of Britain’s most influential portrait photographers.

  • 21
    Sep 2018
    Creative Techniques in Photoshop

    This is a practical workshop to demonstrate the tools and techniques in Photoshop for producing images that are genuinely distinctive and personal. John Humphrey shows a range of approaches that enable you to apply your creative vision to photographs. Starting with the essential Photoshop tools, John demonstrates how they can be used, often in combination, to produce ‘photographic art’. Basic familiarity with Photoshop will be assumed, although advanced knowledge is not required.

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