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Lensbaby Love- April

I’m really excited to start another blog circle with seven other talented photographers. We will be posting images once a month that we took with our Lensbaby lenses. This lens is my new toy, and it’s been fun for me to learn how to use it! I have the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 optic. There was a bit of trial and error at first, but slowly I think I’m understanding how it focuses.

If you are wondering what this lens does, it’s basically a lens that tilts and swivels, which let’s you point the internal part of your lens at different parts of your camera’s sensor. The Sweet 35 optic inside creates a “sweet spot” area of focus in your images. You can control the size of that sweet spot by adjusting the aperture on the lens. A large aperture like F2.5 creates a small “sweet spot” while smaller apertures like F22 makes the spot larger. It creates this beautiful natural blur around that sweet spot, giving your images a kind of surreal feel to them.

Ok, so here’s my random assortment of Lensbaby images from the last couple of weeks since I’ve had it. The first image is little K chewing on his teething ring. Poor kid is so irritable lately as his back molars are coming in! I loved the light spilling in on him from the window and the fact that he was sitting so perfectly in the middle of our round rug. Reminds me of a clock…ha ha.

Second and third image is Miss A jumping and playing in the backyard. She doesn’t stop flipping. She absolutely loves her tumbling and cheer team she’s involved in this year. She just learned her back full the other day on the tramp and is hoping to learn it on the floor soon! PS…I would have composed this image differently, following rules of composition better, but I’m stuggling sometimes to get focus anywhere but dead center with this lens, especially when my subject is moving! So it is what it is…imperfect, but captured the moment. 🙂

The bottom image is my two cute boys sharing a moment on our back patio. I loved that Bosty was wearing his baseball uniform with his name on the back. I knew I just HAD to shoot from the back somehow to capture it.

One of the things I love about the this lens is the feeling of movement it gives in the blurred part of the images. It really draws you into the focal point, as if you are peering into someone’s dream or thoughts. 🙂

Follow the blog circle around to see all the other photographer’s incredible images. Start here by visiting my super talented friend Melissa’s blog.

  • […] up in the circle is Jennifer Bacher and you can see her posthere. Check back next month for more Lensbaby […]ReplyCancel

  • CourtneyApril 10, 2013 - 2:06 pm

    Holy cow! That one of Avery upside is awesome! How did you nail the focus on that? So impressed! Frame that one in her room! These are beautiful! Can’t wait to play and learn this lens with you!ReplyCancel

    • JenniferApril 10, 2013 - 4:39 pm

      Thanks Courtney! The one of Avery upside down I used a fast shutter speed of 1/640 sec to freeze movement. I also had her stand still in one place while I focused on her face, then I told her to do a flip and try to put her head where she was standing. I snapped it right when she was in the area of focus. It took a few tries until we got it!ReplyCancel

  • sharonApril 10, 2013 - 5:20 pm

    I cannot believe you’ve only had this lens for a couple of weeks!!! You are totally rocking it!!! The last shot is just precious <3ReplyCancel

  • LaurieApril 10, 2013 - 5:37 pm

    Good grief…”how do I get it to focus??” please! 😉 looks like you figured it out! Love the jumping ones!ReplyCancel

  • MelissaApril 10, 2013 - 6:24 pm

    Okay you are knocking the socks off with this lens. Seriously Jen, these are incredible! So this circle pretty much made me push buy on the sweet 35 today. hehe 😉ReplyCancel

  • KristenApril 12, 2013 - 9:54 pm

    These are fabulous!! Love your motion shots! Amazing 🙂 So excited to get to know your work!!ReplyCancel