This site was created to be a place for me to share my passion for photomicrography
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.
Nikon Small World 2009 (I was honored to be one of the judges in 2009)
Links to Nikon and Olympus contest images
Charles Krebs Photomicrography
Discusses and illustrates how I set up my microscopes initially for photomicrography with a DSLR camera.
Discusses and illustrates changes made, and the current microscope and setup I am using.
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.
This started as a spreadsheet exploring the relay magnifications needed with various digital cameras. But there is much more info to be gleaned by looking over this spreadsheet.
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.
It’s nice to have a lower magnification projection with some DSLR cameras, but it’s tough to
find projection photo-
Here are a few links to galleries that have nothing to do with photomicrography, but are photographs taken at few of my favorite locations.
Alaska (short trip in summer of 2007)