Forehead, Anterior

 

Patient position: The patient sits upright and looks straight ahead. Retract hair that obscures the view of the forehead.

Background: A uniform background is desired. A black, blue, or gray color is ideal; however, white is acceptable.

Film: ASA 100 or 200 Ektachrome.

Exposure setting: Aperture priority with an aperture setting of f11 or smaller (f16 or f22).

Reproduction ratio: 1:4.

Camera position: The camera is held int eh horizontal format on a plane parallel to the anterior forehead.

Flash position: The flash is held off-camera on the top of the lens directed at the forehead.

Plane of focus: At the level of the anterior forehead or the level of the pathology.

Tips: A precise reproduction ratio fo 1:4 is obtained by placing the camera on manual focus, moving the focus ring to a reproduction ratio of 1:4, moving the camera closer to or farther from the subject until the forehead is in sharp focus, and shooting the photograph. Ensure that the camera is level with the forehead.

Common mistakes: Leaving the flash in the hot shoe results in a poorly illuminated photograph. Retract the hair to ensure adequate visualization of the forehead. Remove all makeup when possible.

 

 

Forehead, Lateral

 

Patient position: The patient sits upright and looks straight ahead. Retract hair that obscures the view of the forehead.

Background: A uniform background is desired. A black, blue, or gray color is ideal; however, white is acceptable.

Film: ASA 100 or 200 Ektachrome.

Exposure setting: Aperture priority with an aperture setting of f11 or smaller (f16 or f22).

Reproduction ratio: 1:4.

Camera position: The camera is held int eh horizontal format on a plane parallel to the lateral forehead.

Flash position: The flash is held off-camera on the top of the lens directed at the lateral forehead.

Plane of focus: At the level of the lateral forehead or the level of the pathology.

Tips: A precise reproduction ratio of 1:4 is obtained by placing the camera on manual focus, moving the focus ring to a reproduction ratio of 1:4, moving the camera closer to or farther from the subject until the lateral forehead is in sharp focus, and shooting the photograph. Ensure that the camera is level with the forehead.

Common mistakes: Leaving the flash in the hot shoe results in a poorly illuminated photograph. Retract the hair to ensure adequate visualization of the forehead. Remove all makeup when possible.