When it comes to using your resources in a creative way to get good photos, we are the first to cheer. Photographer Alexey Kljatov (AKA ChaoticMind75 on flickr) is using a simple point and shoots in a pretty creative way to create wonderful portraits of snowflakes – and there are no two alike.
Alexey uses an old Canon A650 gaffed equipped with a Helios 44M-5 from an old USSR Zenit camera. The lens is mounted in reverse to provide some mean macro capabilities. The old point and shoot is mounted on a piece of 2 by 4 looking down at a glass table which is lit from behind with a cold LED light.
The last step is averaging a series of “identical photos” to get a clean and appealing final portrait.
[Snowflakes and snow crystals | Alexey Kljatov]
Thanks for the heads up, Andrew