Refer to figure 4-1 for appropriate background colors.
(2) White and black (achromatic) backgrounds. These backgrounds, do
indeed, retreat visually into the background. Their color does not compete
with the color of the specimen.
Complementary colors used for background
(a) Experience shows that a black background should generally be
used with light-colored specimens and a white background with dark-colored
specimens in order to achieve better definition of the contour and outline
of the subject.
(b) Paleness of the skin can be accentuated with a black
background while a white background with color film will emphasize jaundice.
(3) Neutral mid-gray background.
This background presents the most
It should be your choice when documenting clinical
conditions such as abuse cases, "before" and "after" shots, or progress
records using either color or black and white films when the background will
be visible in the picture. In situations where the subject is an infant or
child and must be held by someone, use a neutral gray muslin cloth draped
over the adult.