The Magic of the Making

Fireworks     cosmos

Domvs Injvstitie

this old house     All By Myself

Homemade lenses are a crafty way to “recycle” old lenses that would otherwise not fit your mount anymore or just use everyday optical objects like peepholes to create exciting new gear for your camera. These amazing photos were taken by members of the Homemade Lens group, where you can find more samples as well as handy tutorials if you want to build your own homemade lens.

Photos from Mawhrin Skel, johnnyoptic, kaycatt*, avazphoto, traskblueribbon, Bill Vaccaro, and kaiser pelagic.

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Kay Kremerskothen

Kay is a Community Manager for Flickr and passionate about extraordinary photography. As an editor on Flickr Blog he loves to showcase the beauty and diversity of Flickr in his posts. When he's not blogging or making Flickr more awesome (in front of and behind the scenes), you can find him taking pictures with his beloved Nikon and iPhone, listening to Hans Zimmer's music or playing board games. | On Flickr you can find him at