Class Introduction


Beyond Macro Photography: Into the Microscopic World


Lesson Info

Class Introduction

This is charles krebs teaching beyond micro photography into the microscope world. Charles has been a photographer for thirty five years. He's, an award winning micro photographer, he's won awards from companies like nikon in olympus. He's been doing micro photography for ten years and he's, one of the leading guys in that industry, were really grateful to have him here. Creative live with us today. Would you help me welcome charles theo goal here today is, as we say here beyond macrophage hard, it takes four to take you to a transition from macro photography. What most people? The kind I don't want to get into the terminology because you can argue for hours about what smacker what's micro but the point is, most people think in terms of the macro lens, everybody's pretty much use the fifty five, fifty hundred millimeter macro lens, and that gets you to a certain magnification. Um, but there's a whole world beyond that, that I cannot really be accessed with the standard macro lens, and ...

at a certain point it becomes very advantageous to use the optics that are found on a microscope microscope objective because they're designed for this task. So we're going to explore this a little bit today, I'm just going. You know, with ninety minutes we're gonna have a developed a foundation, you're going to get a foundation going touch upon things that you I feel are essential that you really need to know and hopefully from this foundation if this interests you you can build upon that were also goingto work at it for a point of view of this could get obviously we see something this is an older microscope this doesn't really cost that all that terribly much, but it can be intimidating and as if you get into more sophisticated criminal could be very expensive so we're going to show you a lot of options uh for doing some of these images that are fairly fairly low budget fairly easy to do and we're going to deal with two primarily set ups one is the true microscope uh that out of the box you can you can work with the other is, uh sort of a do it yourself stacking regard micro rig that you kind of get the components you assemble them to the type of work you want to do and, uh you know, I have to say sort of mma guy everything you know you look around you figure what you need to figure what you want you look what's out there and that could be very that could be done very economically and the results can be absolutely superb so we're talking about images? Yeah, these are the types of images I like to see this like I say, this is a world that most people use the fifty five fifty the beauties of this type of photography is that as a photographer I've you know, I've been doing I've been a photographer since about nineteen, seventy eight full time, and I've done all a variety of types of work, and I won't say you get jaded, but you know how many l can you shoot at yellowstone? You know, after a while it's great, I love it. I'll do it affect them going through some full color and in a couple of days, but it's very exciting to see new things for the first time, and one of the things about working at thes magnification. You see things you never saw before. You see things that you know that you encounter every day, but you don't look at him close enough. And then when you look at the details it's like peeling open every layer, you open up there's, another layer underneath, and some of these layers are extraordinarily beautiful, and some of the creatures you see, some of the, you know, the inside of a flower, the eye of ah, fly, hummingbird feather, these are some things that you know they exist you have flowers, you have flies in your house or outside and you see hummingbirds but you never look at him as quite close and when you look in really close this is a jewel beetle um you start to really become enamored and entranced mesmerized with what you see and that's what's wonderful now is with the it's a great time to be exploring sort of new planets like this new new universes because now in the old days old days before the internet back to the way back when you have to make notes go to the library, go to seattle, go to u dub with something and spend half a day researching now you could just google something and pretty much learned all about it or find out quite a bit about it for example, I'm very enamored with called structural color this is a jewel beetle and there's no coloring this it's actually kohler's the's are colors like like when you hold up a cd or a dvd you see the rainbow caesar's its structural color. This is also this is a ah a butterfly or a moth wings scales and again there's no color in the scales this doesn't really cost that I have that minute structures so it's called structural color, so I'm enamored with this at every every level you go in is even more interesting than the last, okay, but it's, all it's, all very graphic unit will be very colorful on dh. The pictures really have sort of a wow factor for many, many people, most people effect, and we're going to get right into it. Now. This is the last one here, sort of this in this little intro that I'm giving you folks, and this is a, uh, is an anti okay that's, the eye of an aunt up. Really, really close.

Class Description

Photomicrography (photography through a microscope) and photomacrography (using a hybrid combination of microscope optics and conventional camera equipment), opens up vast new areas for exploration. Learn about the tools and techniques essential for exploring these fascinating approaches in Beyond Macro Photography: Into the Microscopic World with Charles Krebs.

In this class, you’ll learn about the most common equipment and techniques used in photomicrography and photomacrography and the difficulties photographers face when shooting such technically challenging images.

Charles will discuss the imaging characteristics and complications that arise while working at high magnifications and he’ll offer solutions for dealing with diffraction effects, severely limited depth-of-field, and vibration problems.

The world around us filled with fascinating subjects too small to seen with the unaided eye. Macro photography provides a peek into this world, but to fully appreciate many smaller subjects it is necessary to experiment with specialized techniques – find out how it is done in Beyond Macro Photography: Into the Microscopic World with Charles Krebs.