Full Length, Anterior (1:50 Vertical)

Patient position: The patient stands upright with the feet comfortably apart and with the hands in the anatomic position.

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 mode with an aperture setting of f11 or smaller (f16 or f22).

Reproduction ratio: 1:50.

Camera position: The camera is held in the vertical format on a plane parallel to the anterior body.

Flash position: The flash is held off-camera along the top of the barrel of the lens directed at the body.

Plane of focus: At the level of the body or pathology.

Tips: A precise reproduction ratio of 1:50 is less critical when photographing the full-length view. Just above the top of the head and jsut below the bottom of the feet are the superior and inferior borders of the image. It is impossible to photograph the full length at 1:50 if the patient is in the supine position.

Common mistakes: Leaving the flash in teh hot shoe does not evenly illuminate the entire body. Remove distractions such as clothing, patient gown, and jewelry from the field of view unless they are part of the pathology or injury. 

 

 

Full Length, Lateral (1:50 Vertical)

Patient position: The patient stands upright with the feet comfortably apart and with the hands in the anatomic position.

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 mode with an aperture setting of f11 or smaller (f16 or f22).

Reproduction ratio: 1:50.

Camera position: The camera is held in the vertical format on a plane parallel to the lateral body.

Flash position: The flash is held off-camera along the top of the barrel of the lens directed at the body.

Plane of focus: At the level of the body or pathology.

Tips: A precise reproduction ratio of 1:50 is less critical when photographing the full-length view. Just above the top of the head and jsut below the bottom of the feet are the superior and inferior borders of the image. It is impossible to photograph the full length at 1:50 if the patient is in the supine position.

Common mistakes: Leaving the flash in teh hot shoe does not evenly illuminate the entire body. Remove distractions such as clothing, patient gown, and jewelry from the field of view unless they are part of the pathology or injury. 

 

 

Full Length, Posterior (1:50 Vertical)

Patient position: The patient stands upright with the feet comfortably apart and with the hands in the anatomic position.

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 mode with an aperture setting of f11 or smaller (f16 or f22).

Reproduction ratio: 1:50.

Camera position: The camera is held in the vertical format on a plane parallel to the posterior body.

Flash position: The flash is held off-camera along the top of the barrel of the lens directed at the body.

Plane of focus: At the level of the body or pathology.

Tips: A precise reproduction ratio of 1:50 is less critical when photographing the full-length view. Just above the top of the head and jsut below the bottom of the feet are the superior and inferior borders of the image. It is impossible to photograph the full length at 1:50 if the patient is in the supine position.

Common mistakes: Leaving the flash in teh hot shoe does not evenly illuminate the entire body. Remove distractions such as clothing, patient gown, and jewelry from the field of view unless they are part of the pathology or injury.