Behind the Scenes: Bill Nye Photoshoot and Scientific Photography

Resource Magazine recently published this behind the scenes video from a shoot they have done with Bill Nye (aka “Science Guy“) with some non expensive but pretty imaginary wardrobe and some cool ideas for special looks.

The topic for the article for which this project was done was the part image-making has played in the advancement of science and technology. For science images doesn’t have to look good (although this can sometimes help of course) but they need to have a meaning in a certain context (usually within a theory). It can be images of stars or galaxies, sub atomic particles in a collider or even animals in the wild.  All can have scientific meaning and help researchers discover more about the world around us.

In the photo shoot the Resource Magazine team was able to do a lot with just under $150 to create the perfect geeky wardrobe. A lot of the images where actually processed and re-imagined in post (like the beach scene – something that is now increasingly common with the power of Photoshop.

We have actually looked in depth at a very close topic when we published our own special interview with photographer Anna Pantelia who is the official photographer of CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) which you can read (as well as watch at a video and images) here.

As always, you can find many more behind the scenes videos on the BTS section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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