Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A question for my fellow surgery bloggers

How do you guys get such good, clear pictures of your teeth? I can't figure out how to do that with my camera. I have a digital Canon...something. A 2005 model. As you can see from my pics the lighting is off and the closer I get, the more blurry it is. My husband takes the pics for me, on a close-up setting. What do you guys do?

Also, how do some of you get your x-ray pics?


At 8:57 PM, Blogger Graham said...

Hi Rebecca. Found your site from Steph's (Mrs Shanton). For my photos I use a web cam. I can just hold it up to my mouth and see what I'm getting on the screen, and retake if needed. I'm 30 years old and had upper palate expansion in March of this year, and will be having upper, lower, and genio probably sometime in the spring of 2007. I'm a Canadian too (Toronto), go Canada!

At 11:07 PM, Blogger Mrs. Shanton said...

I take probably half a dozen pics and select the non-blurry ones. I take them myself with an outstretched hand. I sometimes crop the pics. As for the x-rays, I brought up a blank screen, probably with a Microsoft Word document, and then put the x-ray up in front of the computer screen, which served to backlight it. Then I snapped a picture of that. Hah!

At 11:55 PM, Blogger Amy said...

Hi Rebecca,

I actually don't think my pics are too clear either :P What I tend to do is just take a picture and then use Photoshop to crop and enlarge my smile.

I find it helps if someone else takes a picture of my mouth too, especailly when I tried to capture my Palate Expander. It's hard to hold your mouth open with something, stay still and take a picture.

Graham's pics are really good. I haven't used my webcam yet, may have to give that a try.

At 2:50 AM, Blogger Mrs. Shanton said...

I use a Kodak EasyShare DX6490 with 10x optical zoom. I do have problems with blurriness in dim light, but I love my camera otherwise. I think having zoom capability makes it easier to capture close-ups with detail.

At 3:02 AM, Blogger Brandyleigh35 said...

I use a Olympus stylus 800. 8.0 MP.
I put it on the flower setting (still pics that are close up) and take them that way. I also have them on the macro setting so the pics are large. I then download them, crop them, and resize them to the size I want. My pictures are rarely if ever blurry when I do it this way.



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