Digital photography

Ian Maguire, Wagner A. Vendrame


The advancement of digital photography is an important development for scientific research. Research institutes throughout the world have switched to digital photography due to the improvement in image quality, falling costs of equipment, development of user-friendly cameras and the amount of time saved when using a digital camera. Although digital photography is one of the newest forms of scientific documentation, many principles and techniques are unexplored. Simple methods for improving the ability to purchase affordable equipment, using a digital camera's manual override setting, suitable backdrops and use of reflectors for photography, and practical tips for using a digital camera on a microscope are discussed.


digital photography; slr; single lens reflex; documentation of scientific research; optical zoom; digital zoom; purchasing digital cameras; white balance; backdrops; reflectors

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Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.     ISSN 0886-7283