Nose, Anterior (1:4 Vertical)

Patient position: The patient sits upright and looks straight ahead.

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 in the vertical format on a plane parallel to the anterior face.

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

Plane of focus: At the level of the tip of the nose 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 nose is in sharp focus, and shooting the photograph. Ensure the camera is level with the nose.

Common mistakes: Using a reproduction ratio closer than 1:4 distorts the nose, isolating it from the face. Leaving the flash in the hot shoe results in poorly illuminated photograph. Remove all makeup when possible.

 

 

Nose, Lateral (1:4 Vertical)

Patient position: The patient sits upright and looks straight ahead.

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 in the vertical format on a plane parallel to the lateral face.

Flash position: The flash is held off-camera along the same side of the barrel of the lens as the front of the patient's face and is directed at the nose.

Plane of focus: At the level of the tip of the nose 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 nose is in sharp focus, and shooting the photograph. Ensure the camera is level with the nose.

Common mistakes: Using a reproduction ratio closer than 1:4 distorts the nose, isolating it from the face. Leaving the flash in the hot shoe results in poorly illuminated photograph. Remove all makeup when possible.

 

 

Nose, Nares, Inferior (1:3 Horizontal)

Patient position: The patient sits upright and tilts his or her head back as far as comfortably possible.

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: 1:3.

Camera position: The camera is held in the horizontal format directed into the nares.

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

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

Tips: A precise reproduction ratio of 1:3 is obtained by placing the camera on manual focus, moving the focus ring to a reproduction ratio of 1:3, moving the camera closer to or farther from the subject until the nose is in sharp focus, and shooting the photograph.

Common mistakes: Leaving the flash in the hot shoe results in poorly illuminated photograph. Remove all makeup when possible.