For ease of organization, we can break down our protocols based on the type of photography.
for specimens large enough you can see details without the use of a microscope. About 1mm and up. These specimens use the reflected light microscope.
- The Equipment
- Technique: shooting images for Stacked Shot photography
- Technique: 'Whitening' a specimen
- Ammonium Chloride whitening
- Cleaning up
- Post Processing
for acetate and polished peels, as well as any other translucent flat preparation, use the transmitted light microscope.
With the advent of Google Glass, we've been able to image whole drawers of specimens. We also use iPads and cell phone cameras for inventory images.