Tips & Techniques
Michael Peres, RBP, FBCA
Photographing snowflakes has become a winter past time. Experience is a good teacher and over time I have developed some basic methods for photographing snowflakes that uses common equipment. Read more »
Tonya Hines, CMI
Metadata provides a way to identify the copyright of digital images by embedding ownership and contact information directly into digital files. Metadata facilitates respect for the rights of creators and helps protect your photos from accidental infringement and potential orphaning. Read more »
Nathan Pallace is a photographer at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, where he specializes in surgical photography. Following is an interview with Nathan, who shares his experience working as a surgical photographer, and some tips and techniques that are unique to taking surgical photographs. Read more »
For medical photographers, the most complex and exacting photographs to be taken are those of abused children. Raw emotions, confusion, sadness are inherent in the process. All stakeholders involved in these cases must work together. Read more »
Today, the default approach to most event and other photography tends to be on-camera flash or crank up the ISO setting and shoot available light. Take the typical scenario of an individual standing at a podium. If this person were your portrait subject, how would you approach your lighting setup? Read more »
Clinical photographic documentation of a wound by a skilled medical photographer is an effective way for a medical practitioner to assess healing. Photographs can also provide a record of the natural course of treatment, and mitigate liability concerns. Read more »
In this budget-driven world, where many of us are hampered by time and financial constraints, it is sometimes hard to find the energy to be creative with our images—and enthusiasm can be difficult to muster when you're often feeling like a worker bee. Read more »
Cynthia Brodoway and Pam Kleinsasser
Working with patients can be a rewarding and challenging experience for a medical photographer. Arriving at a patient photography session well prepared can make a real difference in having a successful outcome. Here are some tips for photographing children and families. Read more »
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