How do you get colour in the electron microscope?
I don't. Colour is a property of light and we cannot detect colour using a normal electron microscope. The colour in the images is applied at a later date.
How do you know what colour to use?
I don't attempt to use realistic colours in my images. I use artistic licence to highlight the features I wish to highlight and to make the images pleasing to the eye. The use of colour can be advantageous in microscopy as our eyes have better colour resolution than they do with shades of grey, thus we can see structures with better acuity when the image is coloured.
Can I purchase any prints of the images?
Yes, you can. I have a an Etsy page. You can access it by going to the "purchasing prints" page from the manu.
How do I know what the images are showing?
There is a tab in the menu titled "What does the picture show?". This will describe the type of sample put into the microscope.
Do you do any commissions?
Yes. I will colour EM images according to a brief. The length of time it takes to colour an image depends on the complexity of the image and how much variation is asked in the brief. I charge a rate of £20 per image to apply the colour and effects. If you wanted me to take the micrographs as well it would be charged at my usual consultancy fee through Oxford Brookes university.
Do you offer microscopy consultancy?
Yes, through Oxford Brookes University. There is an equipment charge and a charge for my time, depending on what your requirements are. Please contact us at Brookes to discuss the consultancy side or send me a message using the form on the "About the author" page. .