The Photography Course

Diagnosis and management is nothing without comprehensive documentation. Clinical
photography has become one of the mainstays for contemporaneous records and is a skill
that all practicing clinicians should have. Further to this the realm of creative photography
represents a facet by which clinicians are also able to create artistic representation of their
treatment to the benefit of their patients as well as expressions of their work.

The Photography course is held over two days and covers aspects of basic understanding
independent of camera brand and swiftly moves into practical application. Tutorage is held in
small groups and is very practically minded whilst enabling delegates to trouble shoot by
obtaining an understanding of the parameters that every digital SLR camera has. Day 1
consists of theory alongside the necessary clinical shots required for comprehensive
documentation. Day 2 moves into use of creative lighting, framing, data storage and image
manipulation to ensure such photos remain true and legitimate whilst certain aspects are
used to enhance the images for creative and ethical marketing purposes.

This Course not only gives you the skills but also the tools as every delegate will receive IndigoDent Retractors, Mirrors and Sterilising Cassette so you can begin your journey into clinical photography the very next day

Topics Covered

  • Day 1
  • Day 2

Day 1

Session 1 - Fundamentals

Principles of Photography

  • Components

  • Compact vs DSLR

  • Rationale

Photography Basics

  • Sensors
  • Body/Megapixels
  • Speed
  • Aperture
  • ISO
  • White Balance
  • Metering

The Basic Photoset

  • Contemporaneous Records - Images
  • Use of Retractors
  • Contrasters
  • Mirrors


  • Flash types - Ring/Twin
  • Modes
  • Ex Comp
  • Camera flash
  • Softened light
  • Diffusers
  • Studio
  • Brackets

Day 2

Advanced Photography

Session 1 - Extra Oral Photography

  • Portraits
  • Before/After Images
  • Videography

Session 2 - Intra Oral Photography - Technical and Creative

  • X-Polarisation
  • Creative Shots
  • Laboratory work photography - Shadowbox
  • Surgical photography
  • Basic Photo-Manipulation




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