Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Experimenting {Free Lensing}

I am always up for new and fun ways to play with my camera in which I can use what I have. Since I don't plan on being a 'gear chaser' I really want to learn my camera and lenses and utilize them to the fullest. I am always on Pinterest and am constantly being inspired thru pictures and tutorials on there. I came across this tutorial on Free Lensing and found it very interesting. I know the 50mm can double as a 'macro' when taken off the camera body and flipped around but never thought it could become a 'tilt shift' as well, or at least give off that effect. I love looking at tilt shift photography, but lets be real...I will never be able to afford one of those lenses, nor would my husband find it necessary LOL So I am very glad that I came across this blog so now I can perform my own 'ghetto' tilt shift effect. Granted, it's not ideal to run around holding your lens off the body of your camera but I figure if I am just messing around at home I see no harm :)

One thing I did learn from this experiment is that your eyes do start to play tricks on you if you move the lens around too much. And finding focus can be a bit annoying if you have a moving subject. So, I would recommend trying to take pictures of objects first and then work on doing it on people if they are willing to sit still.

Have fun with what you have and learn your gear inside and out! :) Now go and practice some Free Lensing!

He was a good sport at first 

Not finding me very amusing any more LOL 
In fact, I seem to be quite boring 
And within about 10 mins of me taking his picture, he is out! 
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  1. LOVE freelensing! It's one of my favorite things to do!

  2. Very interesting! I never knew you could free lens with a 50 mm either. And I love the black and whites you shared here, so rich!

  3. Sounds like fun! I might have to try that! Love all of his different expressions, even the "bored" ones. :)

  4. I've never tried freelensing before hummm

  5. I have always wanted to try freelensing!

  6. This looks like a lot of fun! I might have to try it next week!!