Being a lifelong photographer I have an eye for detail. I did not explore microscope photography till late in life. As a traditional portrait photographer I found myself finding new and exciting was to photograph the everyday through a new lens. All of my images tell a story and I think that they are all very exciting. From snowflakes to bugs you will get to see all of my greatest images that I have made.
What is Microscopy?
Microscopy is creating photographs/images through a microscope. When that image is created it is referred to as an micrograph. This has been done for a long time and became widespread in the 70’s. From there it became a new type of art and found a use beside that of scientific and medical purposes. Over the last 40 years has been a new avenue for artistic expression.
How is it created?
It is usually made through a micrograph or a photomicrograph.Although most of the times most photographers connect there camera to the microscope so they can take pictures through the microscope lens of what they want to photograph. Even know there is a lot of things you have to remember when doing this. The two most important items to remember when doing this besides your digital camera is a Macro lens and fiber optic lighting source. When you hang your camera over the microscope body with your tripod you are ready to go. It is a little more difficult to photograph this way if you have never have done it before but you will get use to it after a while.
Different types of lighting
There are really three different types of lighting and they are as follows.
- Kohler Style – A sort of a portrait look of photography in the microscopy of images
- Polarized Style – Usually with a rainbow of colors. If there are parts that are hard to see this is the best way to do it.
- Darkfield Style – This style is reserved for the more dramatic effects.
All of these facts sounds simple and can be but at the same time sometimes they are the most difficult items to accomplish. All you can do is practice. If you like my prints please do not hesitate to buy them it make’s it so I can keep on updating the site with new information to help pass it on to others. Below are some additional resources for your needs. Remember to step out of your comfort zone and to try something new next time you pick up a camera.