Shadows can become a distraction in your pictures.
way to eliminate them is to use a transilluminated background. This is a
transparent or translucent medium light from behind or from underneath,
similar to a light table.
This type of background treatment produces
overall uniformity and softness.
In addition, it eliminates undesirable
By varying the intensity and color of the transmitted light you
can easily produce any tone or color you desire.
a. Normal Angle Lens.
Normal angle lens is the first choice in
clinical medical photography.
This is because the normal angle lens
encompasses approximately the same field of view and produces an image in
which the relative size of objects appear the same as seen by the human eye.
b. Importance of Image Size. A second consideration in lens choice is
that you want the maximum usable image size on the film whether it be
negative films for prints or color slides for projection.
(1) In some situations, it may be better to use a medium focal length
telephoto lens (85mm to 135mm) or an extension tube. This choice allows you
to obtain that maximum image of small areas on the body without getting
uncomfortably close to the subject.
(2) By not using the longer lens, you will keep the camera far enough
away to allow room to properly light the subject.
PART B AUTOPSIES
a. Emotional Impact. Although you may be able to handle photographing
the clinical subject material we have covered so far, this is where many
photographers lose it--draw the line.
The emotional impact can be
You must approach this assignment as a professional.
same techniques apply here as in any other photo assignment.
b. Importance of Autopsy Pictures.
Autopsies are performed to
determine or confirm the cause of death. Your job is to record the evidence
as the medical examiner proceeds with the autopsy.
may be used in a court of law to help determine innocence or guilt of a
They will allow experts to have an opportunity to see the
pertinent evidence for themselves.