Extreme snowflake closeups shot with a compact cam
A Russian photographer captures macro shots of snowflakes by reverse-mounting a prime lens on his point-and-shoot.
Who says you need specialized microscopy equipment to capture extreme closeups of snowflakes?
Using a cheap setup consisting of a Alexey Kljatov has managed to capture the intricate details of snowflakes right down to their crystalline forms.compact camera and an old manual lens, Russian-based photographer
Although this technique is nothing new, we were pretty impressed by his low-tech approach, which involves reverse-mounting a cheap, film-era 58mm prime lens and holding it all together with a metal bracket and lots of tape.
If this piques your interest, hop over to Kljatov's blog, where he explains the intricacies of his setup and shooting technique.