Seeing subjects with a new perspective is at the heart of the Lensbaby experience, and with the essential information found in this book, you'll be able to take your creative exploration to the next level. Once and the Lensbaby 2. Snowy Scene Both images shown here offer a soft impression of the scene. Written by Lensbaby Guru Corey Hilz, Lensbaby: Bending Your Perspective starts off with an overview of each lens in the Lensbaby suite. Due to the lack the same direction, taking a photo after each of precision with bending and squeezing, odds nudge. Good exposure for the flowers Optics A brighter exposure brings out the color of the flare 111 112 Lensbaby The shutter speed for the first exposure overexposed.
The control and thought process involved in using your surroundings. Zoom back out to see the whole image in Live View, or turn off Live View to use the viewfinder, then adjust the angle of the lens. Lensbaby Composer, Soft Focus Optic, soft focus aperture disc: medium center hole The softening effect helped reduce the contrast of the scene and smooth out details in the snow, improving its appearance under unflattering midday light. Do this take another shot. After the Original Lensbaby came the Lensbaby 2.
This helped enhance the natural blue-gray of the rocks. Each Lensbaby has its own look and feel. As I approached I unlocked my 3G and quietly slipped down on my knees behind him, to put the horizon about a third of the way down from the top of the image. The first is a good exposure ject resulted in underexposing, if you will, the for the subject and the second is a lighter expo- band of color. The image present in your viewfinder.
It also gave me a clear focal point, which is important in using a Lensbaby. I was hoping to get some nice lens flare from the Lensbaby lens on this shot, to go along with the silky blur that often occurs from this type of lighting. The Lensbaby system is comprised of lenses that can tilt and shift and provide artistic abstract images. On most cameras, to zoom in you press the button that has a magnifying glass with a plus symbol on it. You have to react as soon as you see a potential subject or composition. Where do you place it? Begin with your subject in the cen- still during the exposure.
Use the Macro Filters to get close-up shots. Common problems Community Gallery Conclusion Index Rated 4 out of 5 by David S. Additional fill light was provided by my Digital Fill Flash action. Lensbaby Vision Shooting Through The wide apertures of the Lensbaby are just the right tools for the shoot-through technique. Previous models are the Original Lensbaby, the 2. The ball-and-socket mechanism makes it simple to move the sweet spot around. The Lenses Control Freak ing capability also makes it easy to take multiple The features described and the steps for using the Control Freak also apply to the Lensbaby 3G.
With a Lensbaby, changing the aperture is a completely manual process. I think those tiny holes and miniscule amounts of light coming in challenge the camera to select a proper shutter speed. With the star aperture disc ject matter, which led me to the trashcan. There is also some variation on how convey a sense of movement. See sweet spot wide angle. The plates were illuminated by a single tungsten light. At the same time the Lensbaby 2.
This helped avoid elements in the background that could be distracting. I got off two shots and in one the focus landed in the right spot. Focusing and the Sweet Spot A lot of Lensbaby photography is about that small area of the photo that is in focus: the sweet spot. The far side of the disc will lift up. For instance, tilt the lens way to the left, then use the focusing ring to bring something close to the left edge into focus. Being able to see the focusing in real time picture. I got a little help from Mother Nature.
One of the challenges of working with the Muse is the need to use fast enough shutter speeds so that you can hold the Muse steady during the exposure. To get an accurate view of the vignetting use Live View, which shows you exactly what will be included in the photo. I focused on the window to throw the boats in the marina out of focus, making the outside scene about color and shape. The regular disc will block some of the extra holes, changing where the extra softening happens. Even though this photo was taken in the shade, I purposely used a Daylight White Balance setting to create a cooler image temperature-wise. Once the object is in focus, stop hold the Muse as still as possible while you snap and look at how far you are from it. It is my favorite lens.
No detail, but instantly recognizable. If you thought the Single Glass gave a dreamy look, the Plastic takes it to a whole new level! The composition has been simplified to chicken and fence. Two, it was grungy and crusty and I love grungy crusty retro things. I recommend you pack up your Lensbabies, camera, and this book, and take a nice little day trip with the intent of mastering your Lensbabies. Lensbaby Vision Let the Focus Go Try forgetting about focusing altogether.
Want- envisioned a scene that had an ultra-dreamy ing to have an overall flow in the direction of look in which the lights were large glowing orbs. For the two more about this optic in Chapter 3. If this happens, try keep the color information, even if you are in the changing the flash mode to manual. Cotton Grass My selection of the Single Glass Optic for photographing this cotton grass scene was for the sole purpose of trying to capture a flare effect. .