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Male Genitalia, Penis and Scrotum (1:4 Vertical)

Patient position: The patient should stand upright exposing the male genitalia.

Background: The background is not required in photographs of the male genitalia at 1:4 reproduction.

Film: ASA 100 or 200 Ektachrome.

Exposure setting: Aperture priority with an aperture setting of f8 or smaller (f11 or f16).

Reproduction Ratio: 1:4.

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

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

Plane of focus: At the level of the penis and scrotum or 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 penis and scrotum are in sharp focus, and shooting the photograph. Ensure that the camera is level with the penis and scrotum. Have the patient stand whenever possible to photograph the penis and scrotum because apparent lesions are often less visible when the patient is in the supine position.

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

 

 

Male Genitalia, Penis (1:4 Vertical)

Patient position: The patient sits upright placing the penis on a uniform background.

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 f8 or smaller (f11 or f16).

Reproduction Ratio: 1:4.

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

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

Plane of focus: At the level of the penis or 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 penis is in sharp focus, and shooting the photograph.

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

 

 

Male Genitalia, Scrotum (1:4 Vertical)

Patient position: The patient stands upright and retracts the penis superiorly with a gloved hand.

Background: A background is not required in photographs of the scrotum at 1:4 reproduction.

Film: ASA 100 or 200 Ektachrome.

Exposure setting: Aperture priority with an aperture setting of f8 or smaller (f11 or f16).

Reproduction Ratio: 1:4.

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

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

Plane of focus: At the level of the scrotum or 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 father from the subject until the scrotum is in sharp focus, and shooting the photograph. Ensure that the camera is level with the scrotum. Have the patient stand whenever possible to photograph the scrotum because apparent lesions are often less visible when the patient is in the supine position.

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

 

 

Male Genitalia, Glans Penis (1:2 Horizontal)

Patient position: The patient sits upright placing the penis on a uniform background.

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 f8 or smaller (f11 or f16).

Reproduction Ratio: 1:2.

Camera position: The camera is held in the horizontal format on a plane parallel to the glans penis.

Flash position: The flash is held off-camera along the bottom of the barrel of the lens directed at the glans penis.

Plane of focus: At the level of the glans penis or pathology.

Tips: A precise reproduction ratio of 1:2 is obtained by placing the camera on manual focus, moving the focus ring to a reproduction ratio of 1:2, moving the camera closer to or farther from the subject until the glans penis is in sharp focus, and shooting the photograph.

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