As the kids and I have discovered, you can take awesome microphotographs (video too!) using only a cheap digital camera and a student-quality microscope. Go to my new article at the Wired.com How-to Wiki to see how we do it.
When you’re done, check out some websites featuring really awesome microphotographs:
Dennis Kunkel Microscopy
Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition
Molecular Expressions (Florida State University