Portrait Photographs

Guidelines When Taking Portraiture Photos

This series of photographs is important for  the analysis of asymmetry/symmetry and implements the fundamental concept of aesthetic integration, which compares the relationships between the commissural axis and the occlusal axis to the bipupillary axis.


In this series include the patient's entire face from hairline to just below the chin.


Helpful Settings for a Macro Lens:   f/22,   ISO between 100-400,   Shutter speed @ 1/60-1/250.

Shoot in Raw format and use auto focus.


Suggested Series of Photographs

 Facial Frame

4 Photographs

 

In each, align the frame of the photo parallel to to the center of the patients face from forehead to chin with eyes and ears perpendicularly aligned. If the patient has long hair, ask to have the hair placed behind the ears so they are exposed.


1.  No Smile:

Following the guidelines above, ask the patient to relax and look directly into the camera with mouth and lips closed. No smile.  Focal point is either left or right pupil.

2.  No Smile,  Open Mouth

Following the guidelines above, ask the patient to look directly into the camera, open mouth slightly (about 3/4 ")  and relax the  lips.   Teeth should not be occluded. Focal point is either left or right pupil.

3. Full Smile

With a full smile and teeth occluded, have the patient look directly into the camera and say cheese.  Focal point is either left or right pupil.

4. Full Smile, Teeth Not Occluded

With a full smile and teeth out of occlusion, have the patient look directly into the camera and say cheese. Focal point is either left or right pupil.

Suggested Series of Photographs

 Profile Frame 45*

6 Photographs

For purposes of symmetry, photographs of both sides of the face are helpful.

1.  No Smile

Following the recommended guidelines about portraiture framing, ask the patient to relax and assume a 45* posture with  mouth and lips closed.  Focal point is on  the eye.

2.  No Smile, Open Mouth

Following the recommended guidelines about portraiture framing, ask the patient to  assume a 45* posture with mouth slightly open (about 3/4") and relaxed  lips.  Teeth should not be occluded.  Focal point is on the eye.

3.  Full Smile

Following the recommended guidelines about portraiture framing, ask the patient to assume a 45* posture with a full smile and teeth occluded.  Focal point is on the eye.

Suggested Series of Photographs

Profile Frame 90*

6 Photographs

For purposes of symmetry, photographs of both sides of the face are helpful.

1.  No Smile

Following the recommended guidelines about portraiture framing, ask the patient to relax and assume a 90* posture with mouth and lips closed. Focal point is on the eye.

2.  No Smile, Open Mouth

Following the recommended guidelines about portraiture framing, ask the patient to assume a 90* posture with mouth slightly open (about 3/4") and relaxed  lips. Teeth should not be occluded. Focal point is on the eye.

3. Full Smile

Following the recommended guidelines about portraiture framing, ask the patient to assume a 90* posture with a full smile and teeth occluded. Focal point is on the eye.


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