These Incredible Photos of Snowflakes Were Made With a Smartphone

Macro photography can seem complicated and gear intensive to the uninitiated. But, believe it or not, photographer Chris Calvert captured all of these macro photos of snowflakes with his smartphone:

The recipe is simple: snow, a piece of glass, a smartphone, a smartphone macro lens, light, and patience. Of course, it takes some practice and some know how, too.

The fun part is that snowflakes come in different sizes and shapes, depending on the particle they formed on, as well as the temperature, wind, humidity, and several other factors. And since the photos are made on glass, you can control the background. It’s not difficult to create lots of unique images in one session.

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