Clinical Photography in Skin of Color: Tips and Best Practices


High quality photos are critical to dermatology: both for clinical care and education. Although best practices for capturing skin photos have been outlined, these omit specific challenges of taking photos of dark skin. Bias against accurate capture of dark skin in photographic technology is a longstanding issue. Film photography colour balance relied on reference cards portraying white models, and digital photography still has issues capturing detailed photos of darker skin.

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