Photography should be photography – but scanning is what?

Your own mini microscope

Desktop scanner – an under used item

theinfillclicks - found objects scanned

I’ve always had a particular fancy for scanning 3D objects on a flat-bed.  Eye sight is a wonderful thing but you can’t really see the finer detail of things even with a hand lens. Scanning can give some useful results for which you might otherwise need a fine microscope or a v high res camera.  The results can vary because of the fixed focus, so results can be hit and miss but mostly there’s usually something of interest brought out.

These two deceased beauties were rescued from greenhouse corners and scanned in quite a few years ago, using a small Canon Lide 30 bought as part of the bargain bundle with the Minolta DiMage.

Although these are photographic cheats they have their use.  Found objects that you can zoom in further on the computer and enjoy without any particular tech knowledge.

theinfillclicks - found objects scannedApologies as I don’t always get my butterflies and moths separated out when describing them.


2 responses

  1. Wow, this is an interesting read =)

    June 16, 2012 at 10:12 am

    • Most kind. Thanks so much for dropping by 🙂

      June 16, 2012 at 10:40 am

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