In this week’s post, I share how I’ve been using a microtome and various stains to prepare specimen sections to photograph.
In this post, I share photographs and a video and invite you on safari in an entire universe of plankton life in just three drops of river water.
I’m honored to be able to bring you a conversation with one of the top microscope photographers in the field, the award-winning Håkan Kvarnström.
Today I walk you through the process of preparing a housefly to be photographed, and some tips on focus-stacking insects using a microscope.
Today we discuss killing insects to photograph them. I recently killed a housefly and photographed it. They usually just go into the trash.
The curious geek in me just figured out how to calculate the size of my microscopic specimens and magnification of my camera adapter and print sizes.
In this post, I share how I’m using Helicon Remote and Helicon Focus to create focus-stacked images in my recent adventure into microphotography.
In this post, I share the process of making citric acid crystals, as well as a number of micrographs of the crystals at 40X and 100X magnification.
a b c e g h i j l m n p s v x a anisotropicˌanʌɪsəˈtrəʊpɪk – adjective. A material that has physical properties which have different magnitudes in different directions. Of a property: varying with direction. Opposite to isotropic. This is the property that makes...
Camera PortsBoth of my microscopes are "trinocular" or three-eyed. There are two eyepieces, which is less of a strain on the eyes than looking for a long time through a single eyepiece, and the third eye is the Camera Port, that you can see protruding straight up from...
I literally got two microscopes within a week of each other as I set myself up to dive into the microcosm. The first was a Compound Microscope, which is probably the type that you've seen more often. Compound microscopes require the specimen to be transparent to a...
I’ve dived head-first down the rabbit hole of micrography and today share where I’m at, my first attempts, and plans for my near future exploration.