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* originally posted March 2016 *

Am I actually sat here writing another blog post?! It's about time! If I'm honest i've been in a bit of a lazy and unimaginative state over the past couple of months with a lack of motivation to do anything other than sit on my laptop and procrastinate for hours on end...


... times are changing and in the past few weeks myself and my course mates have been set a few more projects so that is beginning to take shape and motivate me...just a little!

One of the projects is Macro & Microscopy, both of which I am interested and fascinated by. Macro is mostly defined as 'close up photography' however for it to be defined as 'macro' it needs to be in a ratio of 1:1 or greater with the subject being photographed.

I've been shooting macro for what feels like years so it isn't as much of a challenge as the Microscopy. Having only been recently introduced too it and inducted on the microscopes it is a whole new world, literally, which is exciting to explore and photograph. Everyday things from a banana skin, to a piece of an eyelash look like normal, uninteresting things, but place them under a microscope and the results are fascinating.

I am no master at Microscopy and the whole process of setting up the microscope takes me a good 20 minutes trying to get my head around all the stages but with practise I hope to improve on it!

I wanted to write a blog about this not only for friends and family too see, but also for myself so that I can look back on it and see how my Microscopy work develops over the next couple of years, as well as my opinions on it! 

Below are some recent shots I took using the Microscope.

I will definitely be more active on this blog over the coming weeks as I am going to Iceland next week which I am SO excited about so will definitely be posting some photos up etc.

Take care in the mean time!

A x

Fern Leaf - 10x Brighter Field

Section of a Leaf- Dark Field 20x Magnification

Slice of Raspberry - Dark Field 10x Magnification

Sea Bass Scale- Phase 2 20x Magnification

Rose Petal- Bright Field 40x Magnification
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