Photographing the Fluorescent Bones of Amphibians using “X-Ray Vision”

“How did you make that photo look like an x-ray?” It’s one of the questions I get asked most frequently, usually referring to one of the images below. The answer is that I get this x-ray effect by using fluorescent lighting while photographing some species of amphibian! Here’s a quick behind-the-scenes look into my process of shooting fluorescent, “x-ray” photos in the field.