October 18, 2010 § 1 Comment
A hospital stay can be an adventure and it can be a nightmare. This is the story of two kids from the skin ward I photographed the other day. « Read the rest of this entry »
October 11, 2010 § 5 Comments
Guest post by Robert Peinert
For the past two years, I worked as a medical photographer and videographer during my graduate studies. While I primarily worked for a general surgery department, I often found myself documenting orthopedic and neurosurgical cases as well, in part due to my boss’ involvement with these other departments. Because of my background – mother was a nurse, father is an orthopedic surgeon – I have spent some time in and around operating rooms and surgeons’ clinics, allowing me to become familiar with the general instruments and supplies used in any case. Because of this, while photographing or filming, I would be often asked to grab something – usually gauze or sterile towels, etc….you know, the simple, everyday stuff. « Read the rest of this entry »
September 28, 2010 § 2 Comments
A collection of photographs of patients treated by Victorian surgeon Edward Stamer O’Grady is reproduced for the first time in the latest issue of the Scope medical magazine. See the photos, all from the vast Burns Archive and read the story behind them below.
The cover photo, with its creative use of a mirror to show the posterior view of the shoulder, is absolutely stunning!
Hat tip to Morbid Anatomy.
September 20, 2010 § 2 Comments
A career in fashion photography seems to be the dream of a lot of young photographers these days. In medical photography however, you won’t find much glamour or glitz, but a lot of real people with real problems. « Read the rest of this entry »
August 26, 2010 § Leave a comment
June 7, 2010 § Leave a comment
Getting the correct white balance is probably more important in medical photography than any other form of photography. « Read the rest of this entry »
May 18, 2010 § 1 Comment
In my world the photo request card reigns supreme. This simple, green on white, 15×10 cm card is the source of oh so much confusion.
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October 8, 2009 § 2 Comments
I recently came across an article called “The Use of Close-up Photography in Clinical Medicine”, from the June 1962 issue of the Singapore Medical Journal. Although the photographic equipment has changed over the years, the principles remain the same, and are well described in this paper. « Read the rest of this entry »
October 6, 2009 § 1 Comment
Patients are people – people with problems. They are often in pain and usually apprehensive. To them, the medical photographer is someone who, once more, submits them to an institutional routine. He takes their pictures, with part or all of their clothing removed, to show what is usually an embarrassing condition or deformity. Again, indispensable as photography is in the teaching and advancing of medicine, it does not present to the patient the same direct benefit as a radiograph or a blood test.