Digital dental photography. Part 5: lighting

Br Dent J. 2009 Jul 11;207(1):13-8. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2009.558.


Effective lighting is the key to success in all photography but particularly in dental photography. This part of the series on digital dental photography examines the colour/space/time triad which is achieved by the presence and manipulation of light, be it daylight, flashlight or other forms of illumination. In addition, the effect of reflectors is described as well as their effects on colour temperature.

MeSH terms

  • Color
  • Color Perception
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Lighting / instrumentation
  • Lighting / methods*
  • Photography, Dental / instrumentation
  • Photography, Dental / methods*
  • Sunlight
  • Temperature
  • Time Factors
  • Ultraviolet Rays