Awesome Macros with Simple, Affordable Gear


Even though the article on is already a bit dated and familiar to many of you no doubt, I still need to report about it. I was so impressed with and shocked at the results, when I realized the exact way they were achieved. It has to do with Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, who takes stunning snowflake macros with a compact camera he optimized a la MacGyver. MacGyver, how, where, what? Read the Wikipedia article on MacGyver, view the following photo and the mystery will be solved. 😉

Alexey Kljatov Ausrüstung

© Alexey Kljatov

And now to the photos Kljatov takes with it:


© Alexey Kljatov

Highly impressive! It seems you don’t need much more than a cheap compact camera, an old Helios 44M-5 lens, a thin wooden board and some tape to shoot stunning enlargements. Oh yeah, and lots of creativity and ingenuity! 😉

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