Freelensing for On-the-Go Macro Shots

Here’s another quick tutorial by Destin, the guy who helped popularize using chickens as a cheap Steadicam alternative. It was made on an airplane flight when he wanted to shoot some photographs of the ice forming outside his window. If you’re ever in a situation where you want to shoot a macro photo but don’t have a macro lens, try flipping your lens around for a cheap and easy macro photography solution.

Here are a few sample photos shown in the video using this freelensing technique:

You can find high-res versions of these images in this Flickr set. Be careful when playing around with freelensing — do your best to keep dust from getting into your camera.

Image credit: Photographs by destinws2