Beautiful Snowflakes Photographs Shot With A Point And Shoot And Some Gaffers Tape

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.

Beautiful Snowflakes Photographs Shot With A Point And Shoot And Some Gaffers Tape

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.

Beautiful Snowflakes Photographs Shot With A Point And Shoot And Some Gaffers Tape

The last step is averaging a series of “identical photos” to get a clean and appealing final portrait.

Beautiful Snowflakes Photographs Shot With A Point And Shoot And Some Gaffers Tape

Beautiful Snowflakes Photographs Shot With A Point And Shoot And Some Gaffers Tape

Beautiful Snowflakes Photographs Shot With A Point And Shoot And Some Gaffers Tape

Beautiful Snowflakes Photographs Shot With A Point And Shoot And Some Gaffers Tape

Beautiful Snowflakes Photographs Shot With A Point And Shoot And Some Gaffers Tape

Beautiful Snowflakes Photographs Shot With A Point And Shoot And Some Gaffers Tape

Beautiful Snowflakes Photographs Shot With A Point And Shoot And Some Gaffers Tape

Beautiful Snowflakes Photographs Shot With A Point And Shoot And Some Gaffers Tape

Beautiful Snowflakes Photographs Shot With A Point And Shoot And Some Gaffers Tape

Beautiful Snowflakes Photographs Shot With A Point And Shoot And Some Gaffers Tape

Beautiful Snowflakes Photographs Shot With A Point And Shoot And Some Gaffers Tape

[Snowflakes and snow crystals | Alexey Kljatov]

Thanks for the heads up, Andrew

  • mzungu

    cool, but that’s no Gaffer’s Tape.

    • Rick

      That’s no “2 by 4″ either.

  • Chris

    That is amazing!

  • Ezzy

    Absolutely gorgeous shots.

  • Sean

    not quite sure how he isolates as single flake though.

    • bartom

      I agree Sean, something is not as it is described.

    • Rick

      You have to follow the link with his name. He is catching them individually on a wool cloth and then setting them below the framework shown above to photograph.

  • joe_average

    amazing! mad props to the diy-abilities!