Microscope photography is very different yet pretty similar art just like normal photography. A good photographer in microscope photography or general photography must be able to present the small details to the observer. These tiny details should be able to tell a story to the observer or the purpose of the photo taken in both the cases.
Micrography is not an easy art to excel but it has a great value in the world of science. It helps the general people to delve or explore the unseen world. It requires a special set of skills to create good photographs using a microscope. The art of micrography has been in practice for many decades. In fact, micrography particularly began in the year of 1970s. The modern world does not view microscope as only a scientific instrument but as a doorway to the new field of art. Vacker Africa provides Measuring Instruments such as Microscope photography in major countries of Africa such as Rwanda, South Africa, Chad, Kenya, Djibouti, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, etc.
Creating a Micrograph
Generally a photographer uses a digital camera and an optical microscope which are simply connected with each other to create a micrograph. With the help of a microscope and the camera, the photographer is able to capture the highly magnified image of a very tiny subject. The art of micrography is not only limited to the knowledge of how to connect camera and microscope. The photographer must have the knowledge of techniques styles and the dynamics of the camera.
What are the important gears required for Micrography?
Vacker Africa provides microscopes in various countries of Africa such as Zimbabwe, Chad, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa, etc. Below listed are the important components required for Microscope photography:
- An optical microscope
- Macro lens
- Digital camera / microscope camera
- Extension tubes
- Fiber optic lens
- Clean microscope slides
- Cotton buds or tiny stick with cotton tips
- Piece of cloth for the background
After getting all the gears it is also very important to choose an appropriate subject to proceed further. The subject of photography can be anything as the microscopic world is a mysterious world and even the simplest of the subject can create interesting photos. The subject can be some fungus developed in the room or dirt particles on the floor. It is important the photographer take some time to think about the subject matter before he or she chooses the subject. The photographer should not restrict his too small criteria but should allow his mind to open up to new possibilities. He or she should be able to think out of the box for the sake of the art.
The photographer should also be able to handle the focus of the microscope because magnifying the tiny subject with good resolution is an important part of Micrography. Many users narrow the lens of their camera to adjust the focus of the camera. It is through practice the photographer can gain proper control of the controls of both microscope and camera.
Vacker Africa has a huge line of various models of microscope camera for the people in Africa. While a digital camera is good for artistic micrography, microscope camera is appropriate for science and research application. Our microscope camera is designed with high light sensitivity and possess various features that are effective for micrography.