This week we are going to focus on the Lensbaby Composer. This is one of my favorite lenses. It has a unique tilt shift style that lends itself well to landscape images. The Composer’s design is based on a ball and socket configuration that allows you to pick your central point of focus and determine how much blur you want to use. It’s really easy to use and easy to get carried away with the effect so some restraint is required.
I ventured out to Clinton Lake today to take some photos with this lens attached to my Nikon D300s. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to focus on but then I saw these birds on a wire.
I then loved the shine and sparkle coming off the water. It was the perfect situation for the Lensbaby.
And then to finish the day I shot the Marina & the dock. I have really been trying to document the places I go from many perspectives.
Finally I edited these images with some new actions from dbox. He has taken all the loveliness of the Instagram app and made them into Photoshop actions. These actions come with all of the borders as well. They are free to download and I will be using them quite often.
- Lensbaby unveils new Portrait Kit and Ultimate Portrait Kit (slashgear.com)
- Lensbaby Camera Lenses (thesurfboardman.com)
- Five Toy Camera Lenses to ‘Grunge-ify’ Your Photos (wired.com)