Digital Photography Workshop

This program has two main objectives:  1) to help dental professionals be informed consumers when purchasing new digital equipment or upgrading to professional equipment, and 2) to teach the dental professional how to use the camera and flash system for intraoral and extraoral photography in ways that will maximize image quality while making the process simple, workable, and consistent.

Topics Covered:

  1. Digital SLR vs “Point & Shoot” cameras

  2. RAW, jpeg, and tiff file management

  3. Camera and flash settings

  4. Understanding histograms

  5. Ringflash use in intraoral photography

  6. Dual-point “twinlight” use in shade-matching photography

  7. Color theory & practices relevant to shade-matching photography

  8. Macro lenses

  9. Depth-of-field

  10. Extraoral and portrait techniques

  11. File transfer & tethered shooting techniques

Course Format:

Powerpoint lecture & demo,  open to questions and discussion throughout the presentation, including time for hands-on practice and individual instruction.  This is an energetic, enjoyable, and highly informative program ideal for study groups, association meetings and other groups.  Appropriate for dentists, hygienists, and assistants.  Approximately 4 hours.

Advanced Portrait Lighting & Posing:

The camera you already own will allow you to make beautiful studio portraits that you’ll be proud to display. The difference is mostly some additional lighting equipment and understanding how to use it.

This is an ideal way to showcase your practice! Sophisticated portrait techniques are not difficult to master and good studio lighting equipment is easily affordable.

We’ll examine all the issues involved in creating a practical studio in your clinic, including light modifiers, flashmeters, controlling lighting ratios, and the essential elements of studio set-up.

Shade Matching Photography

Course Objectives:

  1. 1) To familiarize the dental professional with the theories, practices, and challenges involved in accurately assessing and recording color, and

  2. 2)To provide training in the use of digital camera and flash systems to address those challenges in order to effectively communicate with the dental lab.

Topics Covered:

An examination of color theory and individual perception of color

Digital Cameras: operations, macro lens options, and settings

Lighting options: Ringflash and Twinlight equipment and function

Understanding Histograms

Understanding JPG and RAW files

File transfer options

Color Calibrating your computer monitor

Course Format:

Powerpoint lecture & demo, open to questions and discussion throughout the presentation, including time for hands-on practice.  Approximately 4 hours.  Appropriate for all dental professionals.

Call or email Dave Hutt to discuss honoraria