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Macro Snowflake Photos Captured Using an iPhone and $5 Lens Add-On

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We’ve shown you the snowflake photos you can achieve using a DSLR and a macro lens and also a point-and-shoot and a macro rig. Now, here’s what you can achieve using a smartphone.

Photo enthusiast Ben Woodworth shot these snowflake photographs using his iPhone 5 and a tiny macro lens he purchased for $5 online.

The photos required almost no setup time: Woodworth shot them while he was outdoors in Utah’s backcountry, when he noticed snowflakes landing on his dark backpack. The pack served as a backdrop, as Woodworth pulled out his smartphone and lens and began snapping away.

In terms of post-processing, the photographs were loaded into Snapseed and had their contrast and sharpness boosted slightly.

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You can find more of Woodworth’s photos of his outdoor adventures over on his Instagram page.

(via Wired)


Image credits: Photographs by Ben Woodworth and used with permission


 
  • Mansgame

    I guess that tiny sensor comes in handy for macro photography where a larger dof is needed.

  • http://twitter.com/bwoodworth Ben Woodworth

    Actually, the dof is still quite shallow with the macro lens on the iPhone. You have to get very close to the subject and have a very steady hand or something to use as a brace. I took about 30 shots and these were the only ones that weren’t blurry or out of focus.

  • Thomas

    Yes, the very shallow dof is easily seen.