Photography: The Beauty of Snowflakes

February 21, 2013

Photography: The Beauty of Snowflakes

As a trained physicist (no joking there), I’ve always been intrigued by snowflakes.

Snowflakes are amazing little things, the frozen representation of the crystalline structure of water. Snowflakes occur in a seemingly endless variety. And, they are so beautiful…

As a photographer, I’m equally intrigued by the idea of photographing snowflakes.

But photographing snowflakes can be quite an endeavor. It takes a bit of specialized equipment, some MacGyver-type ingenuity, and lots of patience. Oh, yeah, it also helps to have a backyard of the fluffy, white stuff.

If you’re interested in trying your hand at photographing snowflakes or just seeing some amazing examples of these images, check out this post on The Phoblographer blog:

These Snowflake Macro Shots Were Done with a Canon Powershot




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Our Blog

Creative Exposure Part Three: Shutter Speed
Creative Exposure Part Three: Shutter Speed

May 23, 2017

In our last post, we talked about exposure reciprocity and how there are many combinations of the aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings that can yield a properly exposed photo. And with that, we saw how this idea of equivalent exposures gives us creative flexibility when choosing a combination of these exposure controls.

Continue Reading

Creative Exposure Part Two: Exposure Reciprocity
Creative Exposure Part Two: Exposure Reciprocity

May 13, 2017

In our last post, we talked about the exposure triangle. There we saw that exposure is a function of three components:

Continue Reading

Creative Exposure Part One: The Exposure Triangle
Creative Exposure Part One: The Exposure Triangle

May 03, 2017

f you are just getting started in photography, exposure is one of the first things you need learn.

But even beyond that, getting a good handle on exposure and how the different components of exposure work together is essential if you want to take control of your photography and the images that you are creating.

Continue Reading