How To Photograph A Tower Of Salt Grains

Nov 3, 2011

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.

How To Photograph A Tower Of Salt Grains

Nov 3, 2011

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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If you thought that building a tower out of salt grains is a hard thing, think how hard it would be to photograph it in a nice way.

Photographer Alex Parker did manage to build a small tower of salt grains and take its picture.

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The trick was to use two lenses mounted in reverse to each other. The amazing macro is done by using a 18-50mm f/2.8 lens reversed on top of a 70-200mm f/2.8. This can gain magnification of about X11.Alex explains why there are only two grains:

“I was going to attempt 3, but I only managed to do it once, and it fell over before I could take the shot :< I don’t think 3 would fit in the frame, anyway, without going to portrait orientation.#

The small tower was built with some very small tweezers. You can see more of this set here.

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