This site was created to be a place for me to share my passion for photomicrography
-- the taking of photographs through a microscope.
On this page you will find links to my photomicrography galleries. While not entirely
in chronological order, I tend to add a new one when I have gathered a sufficient
number of new images. As such, the subject matter is random... whatever came across
my microscope stage the previous months. The galleries are rather simple, and only
in the most recent ones have I started to include subject and technical information.
You will also find links to my articles and pages that contain information about
the particular equipment, techniques, and setup that I use. Some also go into detail
on subjects I found important and useful toward developing the understanding and
skills needed for successful photomicrography. There is a huge amount of information
available online. It is possible to spend days looking over just the sites on microscopy
established by Nikon and Olympus. And there are innumerable other sites with this
type of valuable information. So the articles presented here do not attempt to duplicate
these resources, but generally cover specific topics that are useful when using DSLR
(or SLR) cameras for photomicrography.
This discusses using cameras with permanently attached lenses, and those with lenses
that can be removed. My interest is with DSLRs (or SLRs) so that is my emphasis.
However, much very fine photomicrography is being done with digicams that have attached
lenses, so the topic is included. There is quite a large amount of information on
using digicams with attached lenses on the Internet.
Vibration caused by the mechanical shutter alone is sufficient to cause image deterioration.
Some newer Canon DSLRs incorporate an electronic first shutter curtain that can greatly
minimize any vibration issues.