How to take better photomicrographs: A step-wise approach

Margaret Cocks, Jamaal Rehman, Norman Joseph Barker, Jena Auerbach, Shawn Cowper, Nemanja Rodic

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The objective of our study was to establish a detailed photomicrographing protocol for pathologists and dermatopathologists using standard overhead camera and image editing packages. Through a trial-and-error approach we devised a series of steps that comprise our photomicrographing protocol. Descriptive and interpretive data analyses were performed to highlight how each step improves tinctorial quality of digital photomicrographs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)412-415
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cutaneous Pathology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018



  • microscope camera
  • photomicrography
  • smartphone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology
  • Dermatology

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