Using a camera to take vertical root pictures

Guillaume Lobet | 2012-06-19 | root image camera

One way to take root picture using a camera is just to hold your root system by the collar and take a picture. While this technique might be the fastest and the easiest one, it is also to easiest way to get a bad picture. Here is a couple of things to think of before taking such image. Use young plants Choose the proper camera and lens (A) Always place the camera at the same distance of the roots (B) Use a dark, matt background (C) Place a scale on the background (D) About the root system… More...

Using a camera to take horizontal root pictures

Guillaume Lobet | 2012-06-17 | root image camera

One way to take root picture using a camera is to put the root system on a flat surface and take picture from above. This technique is fast and can be used with large root system. Here is a couple of things to think of before taking such image. Choose the proper camera and lens (A) Always place the camera at the same distance of the roots (B) Use a dark, matt background (C) Place a scale on the background (D) Carefully separate the different roots About the root system This technique can be… More...
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