Photography for Diagnosis

This module is discusses the use of digital photography in order to document a disease or insect outbreak.  Digital diagnosis is useful for initially documenting and screening suspect samples, but does not replace a physical sample if it is determined that a high risk sample has been detected. Upon completion of the module, learners will have achieved the following learning objectives:

  • Understand different types of digital cameras available
  • Understand the use of digital photography in relaying important information to diagnosticians
  • Understand post-processing techniques for editing images
  • Understand lab requirements for plant disease digital image submission

Updated October 2013

Text Content Revision for October 2013: 
Gail Ruhl (Purdue University), Eric LeVeen (University of Florida) and Stephanie Stocks (University of Florida) 

Technical Reviewers for October 2013: Sharon Dobesh (GPDN Associate Director), Amy Dunfee (NCPDN Teaching and Education Coordinator), Rachel McCarthy (NEPDN, Education and Training Coordinator), and Richard Hoenisch (University of California, Davis)

Original Publication Date: April 2008

Original Module Credits 
Module Design/Technical Writer: Gerry Snyder with assistance from Brandon Cummins (both Kansas State University)

Original Content Experts: Gerry Snyder (Kansas State University), Gerald Holmes (North Carolina State University)

Original Technical Reviewers: Larry Halsey (University of Florida), Tim Momol (University of Florida)

Original Additional Reviewers: Ben Faber (University of California-Davis), Shawn Banks (North Carolina State University), Mark Blevins (North Carolina State University), Wayne Jones (University of Idaho)