With Christmas going on at the moment, and the cold we’re all experiencing in the Northern Hemisphere, snowflakes really stay on topic. Find below 65 wonderfully made snowflake macro photography shots by Alexey Kljatov.
Macro photography — sometimes also known as macrophotography, macrography and photomacrography — is an extreme close-up photography technique, usually used to capture very small subjects. Through macro photography the subject in the shot turns out to be greater than life size — which is, of course, the main goal of such technique.
The shots you’re going to explore very shortly are, as mentioned, by 38-year-old amateur photographer Alexey Kljatov, from Moscow (Russia). Alexey told Writeca his main interests are macro photography — particularly of snowflakes and snow crystals — but also HDR (high-dynamic-range imaging) and light painting photography — this last one is basically about shooting a moving light source to create impossible, fascinating shapes. Alexey also has a personal blog, in which you can find a gallery section with all his work.
The personal blog, besides being updated very often with quite stunning images, is also filled with useful articles on macro photography techniques. Of course, Alexey is also present with his work on several image hosting sites, such as Flickr, 500px.com, plus many other.
We’ll leave you now with the snowflakes and snow crystals images by Alexey. Enjoy!