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Macro photography of snowflakes DIY rig
  • Hey everyone!

    In early December I decided to start looking into macro photography more after seeing a blog from a russian photographer who shot snowflakes in his backyard with a point-and-shoot camera.

    I had looked at expensive macro lenses and then came across another way to make your own!

    Everyone has seen old Canon EF lenses around the 28-80 or the 35-80mm kit lenses?

    Well if you remove the front glass element, your lens becomes a fixed focus, multi focal length macro lens!

    Here is a blog post from my brand new website showcasing how I do my macro shots and my best ones are near the end of the blog! Have a look through if you have time and let me know what you think!

    http://www.tylerknight.ca/snowflake-macro-photography/

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  • Beautiful shots! What type of surface do you photograph them on?

  • Thanks @joethepro! Usually on the roof of my black car or the window looking out from inside!