Lensbaby Project – Background
A few weeks ago I posted an article about Lensbaby along with a few of my first successful images. My promise was to keep sharing images taken with this new lens simply because there is a long and steep learning curve. This is not a lens you simply snap on your camera and have success. Oh no (-: In fact, in the beginning it is very frustrating and I wondered if I made a big mistake in purchasing the Lensbaby.
Right now, I’m trying to shoot everyday with the Lensbaby Composer Pro Double Glass. The more I shoot, the more I’m learning, and see an increase in images that become “keepers.”
Here’s a shot of a “Shelby GT” taken with my new Lensbaby Composer Pro Double Glass. To get this shot I tilted the movable Lensbaby barrel to get the “sweet spot” on the “Shelby GT” logo. This wonderful machine was parked outside Cafe Langley which is in the city named Langley, on Whidbey Island in Washington State. I highly recommend the cafe for dinner!
Image was shoot with my Nikon D300. As I pointed out in my original article, you must shoot in manual mode with the Lensbaby. There is no communication between the lens and your camera, so auto focus does not work. Also, you can not set the F/stop via your camera. Instead, you use drop-in interchangeable, magnetic aperture disks apertures (f/2, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22).
Post processing was very limited and included Color Efex Pro 4: Warmth (33%), Detail Extractor (One color control point placed on “Shelby GT” logo.), and Remove Color Cast (Blue).
To learn more about the Lensbaby go here: Lensbaby Website.