Principles of Photography in Rhinoplasty for the Digital Photographer

Ravi S. Swamy, Jonathan M Sykes, Sam P. Most

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The art and technology of photography can be overwhelming to the facial plastic surgeon. Photographic documentation of patients undergoing rhinoplasty is essential for patient consultation, perioperative planning, and postsurgical evaluation. Possession of a basic understanding of photographic principles, technique, equipment, as well as consideration regarding consistency of patient positioning is essential for producing the best photographic results. This article reviews the basic principles of photography and discusses their application to facial plastic surgery practice, and rhinoplasty in particular.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-221
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Charged coupled devices
  • Depth of field
  • Digital single-lens reflex camera
  • Field of view

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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