Category: Photography


What is dynamic range?

The dynamic range of a camera is the ratio between the brightest and the darkest part of the specimen that the camera is capable of capturing.

What features does my microscope need for photography?

It is possible to take pictures through any microscope, even if they are not specifically designed to accept a camera.

How can micrographs be digitally processed?

Micrographs can be processed in several ways. You need an image editing program for this.

What are the differences between photomicrographs and microphotographs?

This is a common confusion and the two terms mean something quite different.

Testing the iPad camera

The two images show the fresh water polyp Hydra sp taken with the iPad held in front of the eyepiece (40x and 400x total magnification). The images were uploaded directly and not edited (except resize).

microscope camera

Connecting a camera to a microscope

There are several solutions for connecting a camera to a microscope. In this post I want to show you some of the ways that I used in the past and the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.


How to make macro images

This time I’d like to talk about a topic which is only indirectly related to microscopy: macro imaging.


Dandelion parachute ball up close

This is one of the first tries taking pictures with my new Sigma objective, and I have to admit that I’m very satisfied with the lens.

human hair

Human hair under the microscope

Today I’d like to show you a nice microscopic picture, which I took several years ago of two human hair.

Köhler illumination to reduce reflections

Köhler illumination reduces stray light and therefore increases contrast when taking pictures.

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