A New Rig for Standardized Craniofacial Photography Put to the Test

Stephan, Carl N., Clement, John G., Owen, Chris D., Dobrostanski, Tad and Owen, Allan (2004) A New Rig for Standardized Craniofacial Photography Put to the Test. Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery, 113 3: 827-833.


Author Stephan, Carl N.
Clement, John G.
Owen, Chris D.
Dobrostanski, Tad
Owen, Allan
Title A New Rig for Standardized Craniofacial Photography Put to the Test
Journal name Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0032-1052
Publication date 2004-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/01.PRS.0000105334.74097.CA
Volume 113
Issue 3
Start page 827
End page 833
Total pages 7
Place of publication Hagerstown, MD
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Subject 069901 Forensic Biology
069999 Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified
Abstract This article describes and tests a photography rig that has been built at the University of Melbourne, Australia, specifically for the purpose of taking rapid and highly standardized craniofacial photographs, in simultaneous views of front and profile. The rig uses a novel projected light range-finding system that has been designed for easy and accurate positioning of subjects, in the natural head position, at precise distances from the frontal camera. Results of experiments examining the intraobserver error of multiple photographs taken on the rig indicate that high-quality, repeatable photographs can be taken after a reasonably large amount of time has lapsed between photography sessions (e.g., 30 days). This study also indicates that some variability remains between photographs even when highly standardized protocols are followed. Consequently, it is expected that the variation between photographs with limited standardization is much larger and more likely to cause significant errors in any comparisons.
Keyword craniofacial
photographs
photography rig
Q-Index Code C1

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