TAG: Lensbaby

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May – June Photo Contest
Theme: Distortion

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To enter Focal Press’s May – June Photo Contest, please click here. Theme: Distortion Inspired by the book: Lensbaby: Bending Your Perspective Guest Judge – Corey Hilz This contest is co-sponsored by Lensbaby! Prizes: Grand Jury Winner: – Lensbaby Composer Pro with Double Glass – A copy of the book Lensbaby: Bending your perspective, 2nd…

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Lensbaby: All That Blur

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There’s more to taking a sweet spot photo than picking what’s going to be sharp. When using an optic with a sweet spot you’ve got all sorts of blur surrounding the sharp area in your image. These out of focus areas, whether softly blurred or dramatically streaked, are also key parts of your image. Pay…

Lensbaby Composer Pro, Edge 80 Optic. The horizontal slice of focus cuts through the light at the top of the lighthouse.

Slice Vs. Sweet Spot

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Let’s review a key difference between using a sweet spot and using a slice of focus. With a sweet spot optic you tilt the lens toward where you want the sharp focus. In contrast, with the Edge 80 the direction in which you tilt the lens is not influenced by where you want the slice…

Lensbaby Composer, Fisheye Optic Live View was indispensable while I was handholding my camera within inches of the flowers. I could easily compose and focus while watching the Live View display. If I had had to look through the viewfinder I would have cast a shadow on the flowers.

Lensbaby: Focus Bracketing and Live View

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I’ll admit it. Sometimes I’ve employed all the advice and tips I offer here and my Lensbaby photos still weren’t as sharp as I thought they would be. I know it can be frustrating. If you find yourself in this situation here are a couple ways you can improve your chances of getting the photo…

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Photography Pros Talkin’ Lensbaby: Flowers

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Tony Sweet-Nature Photographer [ www.tonysweet.com ] Lensbaby has been an integral part of my gear since its inception. The look is unique, and with the new optics, the creative photo horizons are unlimited. To me, Lensbaby is a great and expressive lens for flower photography. From the wide open look to the soft optic to…

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Lens Buying Tips

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One of the most common questions I’m asked is, “What lens or lenses should I buy for my new DSLR?” While this question can be answered in a myriad of ways depending on the photographer’s style, intended subject matter, and budget constraints, Here’s a short primer of things to consider when purchasing a lens for…

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