March 23, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Photo Credit / Article: HERE
Note: The term "challenge" in the meetup description means to challenge yourself and your own personal creativity to get the shot. It requires research, trial and error, and patience. This is not a competition and photos will not be judged. (only admired)
What: Try to take a macro shot of a single snowflake
Where: This is a virtual meetup, start shooting now and submit your photos when the meetup allows for uploads. Shoot where ever your heart desires.
When: March 23rd, 9am start uploading your photos. The ability to successfully do this challenge relies heavily on specific weather conditions. By weather conditions, I don't just mean if it's snowing. Review some of the resource links below to see what I mean.
How: I don't want to limit creativity. Do what's necessary to get the shot. Online examples show people with lenses that have macro abilities. In some cases, extension tubes. You don't need an expensive DSLR to get results as online how-to's demonstrate techniques with point and shoot cameras.
Resources: The following are just suggestions. Feel free to post your comments with more information. Don't rule out do-it-yourself hardware hacks. Head to Walmart and Homedepot for supplies.
Resource1 Resource2 Resource3 Resource4 Resource5
Challenge Rules: 100% success in this challenge means a shot of a single snowflake similar to the photo at the top of this description. The snowflake can not be drawn or produced electronically. You can create the snowflake by any means necessary ie. your freezer or wait for outside conditions. You can process / post edit the photo any way you want. If your shot contains multiple snow flakes, still submit your photo to our online gallery. There should be no identifiable background image other then the flake(s). An example of a complete fail of this challenge would be posting a picture of your dog playing in the snow.
Have fun and happy shooting! Can't wait to see what people come up with!