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

Nov 14, 2013

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

Nov 14, 2013

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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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

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8 responses to “Beautiful Snowflakes Photographs Shot With A Point And Shoot And Some Gaffers Tape”

  1. mzungu Avatar
    mzungu

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

    1. Rick Avatar
      Rick

      That’s no “2 by 4” either.

  2. Chris Avatar
    Chris

    That is amazing!

  3. Ezzy Avatar
    Ezzy

    Absolutely gorgeous shots.

  4. Sean Avatar
    Sean

    not quite sure how he isolates as single flake though.

    1. bartom Avatar
      bartom

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

    2. Rick Avatar
      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.

  5. joe_average Avatar
    joe_average

    amazing! mad props to the diy-abilities!