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We hope you read our message, and you are healthy and safe in this challenging time for the whole world. A large part of us is forced to significantly reduce professional activity or even suspend it. This is a completely new reality, which unintended effect is our “free” time. We can also use it for […]

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Nikon D850 – is it the new benchmark for picture quality?

Nikon D850 is the next generation of the D800′ s line… When Nikon introduced the D800 and D800E, it set a new benchmark for DSLR image quality and super high-resolution photography that approached medium format. Now, five years later, Nikon proudly introduces the next evolution in high-resolution DSLRs, a camera that allows photographers to capture […]

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What type of equipment do you use?

What type of equipment do you use, is one of the most common questions, between the photographers. You can now watch my short discussion with Dr. Panos Bazos about the cameras, lenses, and flashes, which we are using in our daily work.   Interesting is, that at the end the most important is knowledge about […]


Playing with polarised photography

Reflective cross-polarisation gives interesting opportunities for clinician and dental technician to see the details in the tooth structure. Lastly, I had a patient with demanding color structure of the natural dentition. With help of the polar-eyes mounted on my Metz 15 MS-1 ring flash, I took few shots to see and check the hidden details in […]

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Meet the Giant – Dr. Panos Bazos

Equipment for dental photography is not only the camera set. There are additional instruments like light modifiers, brackets, and others, which help in creating beautiful pictures and acquiring valuable information. Understanding light behavior gives the firm basis also in dental photography. Our special “Giant” Dr. Panaghiotis Bazos is more than the skilled and talented dentist. […]


Why RAW file is better for dental photography?

A serious photographer should always shoot in RAW files. I have nothing against jpg files. Honestly, I love them but only as the final output file type. I will make it clear step by step. We start with definitions. The JPG/JPEG definition according to the Wikipedia: JPEG (/ˈdʒeɪpɛɡ/ JAY-peg) is a commonly used method of […]

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6 Portraits – shaping with the studio light.

When you start doing portraits, the general advice is to learn to position the light. Depending on the lighting equipment you can get different images. The result will be influenced by the light quality, quantity, color, and direction. For the purpose of this article I am focused only on light position, a number of the […]

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How to start with dental photography?

Dental photography can be very easy and pleasing. If you don’t know where to start this article will help you to find your way.   Buy dedicated photo equipment. You will need the camera body, macro lens, and macro flash. Check the Equipment section if you need detailed information about recommended models, features and prices. […]

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Mitakon 20mm lens – Initial test results.

A few weeks ago I posted information about the New Super Macro Lens 4.5x.

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The Metz WT-1 wireless TTL flash trigger.

Off-camera flash with a radio link: The new Metz WT-1 Wireless Trigger Kit expands the Metz range of accessories with a comprehensive wireless solution for Metz flash units.

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Six basic shots for Digital Smile Design

The Digital Smile Design protocol according to Dr. Christian Coachman requires at least six basic photographs, which will let you plan your case.

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New Super Macro Lens 4.5x

Shenyang China, Dec 19, 2016 – Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) has released a new compact Super Macro Lens for full-frame cameras; the Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens, and it features a high reproduction ratio up to 4.5:1.

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Digital Workflow – Part 1

Modern digital photography requires understanding and establishing so-called Digital Workflow. In simple words, it is the step by step process from setting the camera and taking a photo to the final result visible in your computer.

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Bracket for dual flash. Which one to choose?

A bracket is an additional piece of equipment, dedicated to using in combination with dual flash. The main indications for use are correct flash heads positioning for color transfer and achieving dental photographs showing the texture of the teeth and soft tissue.

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Dual flash – why should I?

Dual flash is one of the flash types designed for macro photography. There are several advantages of dual flashes. I’ll try to list them in accidental order…

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Macro lens: 60mm or 100mm? Which one is better?

With a limited budget, a 60mm lens looks attractive and it is tempting to make an extra saving to spend for a dinner with beloved ones… But please think about a lens, which will be universal. A universal macro lens allows me to take both: intraoral and portrait photographs.

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User settings – make your life easy

Quite often I get the question: Which camera should I buy for dental photography? My answer is simple: select a camera with features helpful in digital dental photography documentation. One of those is Custom/User settings option.

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Welcome to the Dental Photo Master Blog

Welcome to the Dental Photo Master Blog,
the blog and newsroom for Dental Photo Master online educational platform, dedicated to dental photography. Here you will find information about how our blog works.