Microphotography is a photography style that lets you appreciate details you never thought could exist. This style allows you to explore worlds of very small dimensions, kinds of unknown appearances, and full of beauty that affects the human eye. Microphotography is done through a microscope using a micro lens. It makes it possible for you to see images of objects that can’t be seen with the naked eye.

What is It About?

Microphotograph utilizes at least a 20:1 ratio. Before, this style was known and used only by a few people since the devices were quite costly. Also, you needed to work with SLR cameras and several adapters to do this technique. But, over the years, technology advances have made the cost of microscopes more affordable. These days, those who are curious about this technique can create a good picture using a compact digital camera and a simple microscope.

Principles of Microphotography

An optical microscope and a semi-professional or professional camera are connected through an adapter to be used for microphotography. To ensure outcome quality, you must use auxiliary techniques because of the small dimensions of the object to be captured in the image. It is important to use powerful bulbs by size. With microphotography, the images are two-dimensional as light is transmitted. This will let you achieve photos with greater depth of field.  The light you must use in this style must not be hard. It includes screens that balance the light.

Techniques in Microphotography

In microphotography, there are many techniques that let you capture an image that is not on the range of the human eye.

Below are some of these techniques:

  • Two-photon excitation microscopy. This lets you capture tissue images at a depth of 1 mm. Excitation takes place only at a focal point of the objective lens.
  • Darkfield microscopy. This involves highlighting an object through a dark background. This technique is commonly used for capturing an image of cells. It’s imperative to prevent the light from reflecting in the background. You can achieve this with a reduced aperture to ensure the lens only capture the object’s light.
  • This technique uses two lenses to find a 3D view of the object. To get great quality micro photography, you need to think about the structure of the object, content, composition, and color.
  • Bright-field microscopy. In this technique, the light passes or is reflected in the object. This lets you see the details that naturally have color.