Scanning light photography or scanning photomacrography

scanning macro © kasi metcalfe

This technique solves the depth of field problems that arise due to the nature of macrography. It uses a specially designed machine to pass the subject slowly through a slit of light. The lens is focussed on this plane of light giving you a full depth of field. Here is some hugely informative information on this technique and how to construct your own rig (it’s everything you need to know)… I took this at university on 4×5 black and white neg. The flowers moved a little during the scanning process which is why they are a little soft in some places… They were probably about as big as a fingernail…


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