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The Art of Seeing and the Visual Elements of Design A Guide to Composition in Photography by Dr. Robert Berdan For most of us, knowledge of our world comes largely through sight, yet we look about with such unseeing eyes - read more.
The Eye of the Beholder - What every photographer should know about their aging eyes by Dr. Robert Berdan As we age our eye sight gets poorer. Between the age of 20 and 60 the amount of light reaching our retina can decrease by two-thirds - read more.
Adams River - Tsútswecw Provincial Park Photographing the Salmon Run by Drs. Robert Berdan, Sharif Galal and Wayne Lynch Every four years there is a dominant salmon run in early October of Sockeye Salmon at Adams River - read more.
Pond Life Viewed with a Microscope I by Dr. Robert Berdan Since purchasing a new Zeiss microscope in February of this year I have been exploring creeks and ponds for microscopic life and finding a wide variety of microorganisms to photograph - read more.
Pond Life Viewed with a Microscope II by Dr. Robert Berdan Ciliates are among the most complex and diverse unicellular organisms on the planet that form an important component of aquatic ecosystems- read more.
Photomicrography of Hydra - a model for studying regeneration and aging by Dr. Robert Berdan. The name Hydra was derived from a serpentine water monster in Greek and Roman mythology - this article shows Hydra that lives in fresh water. It is used in research to study regeneration and aging - read more.
Photographing Water-fleas - Daphnia by Dr. Robert Berdan. The English name for Daphnia, water-flea, originates from the jumping-like behaviour they exhibit while swimming - read more.
Photographing Rotifers by Dr. Robert Berdan An interest in Rotifers started after microscopist Anthony van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) described them in a letter from 1687. These microscopic organisms live in water including ponds - read more
Photographing Ciliates by Dr. Robert Berdan You may have been introduced to Paramecium in biology class, a single celled (unicellular) "simple" ciliate found in pond water. Only ciliates are not simple but some of the most complex cells on the planet - read more.
How to Collect and Photograph Water Bears (Tardigrades) by Dr. Robert Berdan As a biologist and photographer I am drawn to the beauty that is all around us; sometimes it's big and sometimes it's small - learn about water bears here.
Tips on How to Take Better Pictures with a Microscope - Photomicrography Dr. Robert Berdan In this article I share some tips on how to take better photomicrographs with a light microscope - read more.
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