What do medial photographers actually do?
It varies. Some work with microscopes doing photomicrography, and others with patients in a studio, photographing lesions and visible symptoms. Some specialize in dermatological issues, such as screening for skin cancer. Then others, like me, work for the healthcare institutions doing pre-op patient photos and environmental portraits of doctors taking care of patients, for PR, advertisements and newsletters. For the North Shore-Long Island jewish health system, I'm photographing all 800 doctors for its website—20 to 30 portraits a week.