Photography Basics


Categories: JCAHPO Certified
Includes lifetime access

Course Overview

Photography Basics is intended for optometric and
ophthalmic assistants of beginning and intermediate levels.

After completing this section the student should be able to do the following:

  • Describe the makeup of film
  • Discuss the basic difference in the make up of color versus black and white film
  • Identify fast versus slow film from f stop numbers
  • Describe exposure density and how it relates silver halide crystals
  • List common shutter speeds and identify the faster speed versus the slower speed
  • Discuss how the amount of light present affects the needed shutter speed
  • Define f-stop and describe how a change in the f stop number affects the amount of light that passes to the film
  • Describe depth of field as it relates to photography
  • Discuss how resolution is affected by the number of grains on the film
  • Identify which focal length would be telephoto versus panoramic
  • Identify what is being photographed in fundus photography
  • Describe
    the function of the following parts of the fundus camera: Ocular,
    Joystick, Magnification lever, focus knob, chin rest height adjuster,
    shutter release button, pupil size selector
  • List main steps in performing fundus photography
  • Describe how to load and rewind film properly in a 35 mm camera back
  • Describe
    what types of photos should be taken for each of the following
    situations: Glaucoma, Diabetes, Choroidal nevus, Fluorescein
  • Identify what causes specific artifacts on fundus photos

Here is what some ophthalmic personnel who took this course had to say:

“I’d forgotten most of this, and also learned a few new things I think they skipped in school!” S.L., COMT

“Great detail and review for taking fundus photos!!!” Y.R., COA

This course should take approximately one hour to complete.

must correctly answer at least 15 of the 20 questions on the open book
post test to pass this course. If you do not successfully pass the post
test the first time you may try again at no expense to you.

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