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Macro Snowflakes

Category : lighting, photography · (3) Comments 2014/02/06

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Shooting snowflakes are fun but can be challenging. For these shots I used a Panasonic GH3 and a Lumix 100-300mm lens with an old manual 50mm lens attached to it in reverse (face to face using a macro coupler ring). For light I used a small LED light source. The setup looked like this:
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To properly see and photograph snowflakes, they need to be lit from a specific angle. I moved the light source around to get the effect I like while triggering the shutter with a remote.

As shown in this video, a very small change in the angle of light will have a dramatic effect.


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(3) comments

Stephen DesRoches
9 months ago · Reply

I’ve seen a few photographers creating these highly detailed macro images of snowflakes – I need to bump up the priority on trying this myself.

CrashRyan
7 months ago · Reply

wow! very cool!!!!!! I was wondering how that was done …. love the video

friv
4 days ago · Reply

The molecular shape snow is very beautiful, it really is a natural beauty. Thank for photo and video

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