Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

: 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 254--257

Nail photography: Tips and tricks

Feroze Kaliyadan1, KT Ashique2 
1 Department of Dermatology, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Dermatology, KIMS Al Shifa Hospital, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Feroze Kaliyadan
Department of Dermatology, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa
Saudi Arabia

Photographic documentation of the nails is important in the objective evaluation of response to treatment and in disseminating scientific information related to nail diseases. The key to a good image of the nail is proper framing and achieving a sharp focused image with good contrast with the background, at the same time avoiding strong reflections from the nail surface. While the general principles of clinical photography apply to nail imaging also, this article attempts to highlight some tips which can be specifically used to improve the quality of nail images.

How to cite this article:
Kaliyadan F, Ashique K T. Nail photography: Tips and tricks.J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2016;9:254-257

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Kaliyadan F, Ashique K T. Nail photography: Tips and tricks. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Sep 24 ];9:254-257
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