I like it...it looks interesting...I'd like to try this technique but I'm not sure how to do it...and I read somewhere that after shooting it's good to clean the sensor....I'm not sure about cleaning my sensor by myself...what do you think?
Hm, well, I have only done it with my 50mm, which is a pretty small, compact lens so I wonder if it would be more difficult with a longer/zoom lens. Maybe I'll try it sometime soon with my 18-55mm. I just detach the lens and hold it up backwards up against my camera. All the manual settings are the same except aperture will read as "00." Also, the first time I tried it, I was trying to manually focus by turning the ring on my lens...way too hard/complicated. I have found you can adjust focus just by physically moving closer to/farther from the subject. As far as the sensor cleaning, my camera has a sensor self-clean feature that it does often when I turn my camera on/off. Also I do know on my camera you can run a sensor cleaning as an option on the camera's menu. As far as like a manual/physical cleaning, I have no idea how to do that, nor do I think I would attempt it (but that's just me)...I'm not sure how often that is recommended...I haven't felt like I should investigate that yet.
My camera also has a sensor self-clean feature but I will definitely take it to the photo store so they will clean it for me. They said that when you notice that photos are 'dirty' it's time to clean the sensor...I think once a year would be ok...it depends how many photos you take and probably how often you change lenses...
This came out great. Such interesting snowflakes.
Our photo teacher at school used to work in a studio and she said this flipping method was the only way they did macro shots. Maria, she taught me to focus just by moving the camera & lens around till I found focus. She had me practice on a camera at school and it was with the normal (Canon) 18-55 kit lens. I did a shot of a ring she had in her room and a key on a keyboard. Interesting!!I really like your snowflakes. It just amazes me that up close they really are so tiny and detailed, just like they taught us when we were kids!! ;)