Microscopy is one of the most valuable tools available to a gemologist to aid in documenting micro-features that can be critical to many sectors of the gem industry, including identification and appraisals. With advancements in digital technology and smartphone cameras, it has never been easier for the gemologist to take high quality photomicrographs to document gemstones.
This two-hour seminar offers some basic techniques and tips on lighting control and application of digital photomicrography to get the most out of documenting microscopic features in gems.
The number of attendees will be limited to ensure the best experience for attendees.
Review of lighting conditions and choosing the best lighting for the stone you are shooting.
Lighting control to maximize detail for a given image.
- Equipment required for photomicrography of any budget.
Each online seminar is two hours from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Pacific Time). New dates may be added throughout the year.
- March 17, 2021; Researcher: Nathan Renfro
- June 4, 2021; Researcher: Nathan Renfro
This live seminar will be delivered through an online learning platform.
$195 USD (GIA Alumni receive a 10% discount)
Please complete the online registration form. You will be provided information about how to access the platform after your registration is confirmed.
GIA’s continuing education offerings are considered avocational or recreational in nature and are not intended to prepare individuals for entry-level employment. They are non-credit bearing and do not lead to a GIA academic credential. They are not eligible for state or federal student financial aid programs and do not fall under the approval of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) or the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).