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Macro Planet Photos Shot Using Beads from a Bracelet


My name is Can Tunçer, and I’m an amateur photographer based in Izmir, Turkey. Not long ago, my brother brought me a bracelet as a gift. The beads on the bracelet looked almost like planets, so I decided to shoot macro photos of them as “planets.”

The bracelet.

Beads from the bracelet.

I took a total of 700 photos for the macro project and each photo was created with a focus stacking technique. Here’s the setup I used:

Due to my main job, the project took 1 week to complete. I used a Canon 6D as my camera and two IKEA Jansjö LED lamps for lighting. The microscope lens I used when taking these pictures is a Lomo 3.7x (3.7x magnification).

I previously shot macro photos of peacock feathers and backlit leaves that look like lava.

About the author: Can Tunçer is a photographer based in Izmir, Turkey. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. You can find more of Tunçer’s work on his Facebook, Nat Geo, 500px, Flickr, and Instagram.