Optimize background to be uncluttered (remove wires, tubes and other distracting objects)
Try to provide a smooth, unwrinkled, single color background (especially blue, black or white)
Consider a towel or drape as background
Provide clues to context and scale
Photograph a wide shot and then a close-up
Photograph one side compared with another
Photograph with a ruler in the image or other standard object (e.g. coin)
Lin in Herbert (2014) EM:Rap 14(8): 7
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