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Robin Usagani
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I was just wondering how many of you cool cats use this method during e-session or wedding.


Apr 19, 2012 at 07:33 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · freelensing


I actually have a list of some I want to try. That said, I've never done it.


Apr 19, 2012 at 07:37 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · freelensing


I do it during prep and sometimes on details.... hardly on people.

I do also own a lensbaby 80mm now. So I use that mostly whenever I want that weird blurry our of focus areas...



Apr 19, 2012 at 07:45 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · freelensing


I have tried it a few times just playing around...never have tried it in a session or wedding.


Apr 19, 2012 at 07:52 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · freelensing


I've done it with large format lenses as an experiment. Never tried doing anything like that on an actual shoot though.


Apr 19, 2012 at 08:12 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · freelensing


I had a bad joke about the word "freelensing" but have chosen to refrain.


Apr 19, 2012 at 08:13 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · freelensing


I've done it a few times, it's fun with the 85mm f/1.4 because....where else are you going to get a 1.4 T/S








Apr 19, 2012 at 08:23 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · freelensing


Cool shot Dan.


Apr 19, 2012 at 08:29 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · freelensing


It is hard to do.
A LOT of people at Genensis were doing it.



Apr 19, 2012 at 08:37 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · freelensing


Simple question: why?


Apr 19, 2012 at 08:39 PM
 

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · freelensing


Awesome shot, Dan.

I've done it during a few e-sessions. It's is difficult, but I enjoy it. I plan on doing some more of it. I usually forget it's even an option. I need to put a sticky note on my camera to remind me.



Apr 19, 2012 at 08:50 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · freelensing


tilt-shift without paying for a ts lens. Definitely loses something in the translation..


Apr 19, 2012 at 08:52 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · freelensing


http://www.ryanbrenizer.com/2010/08/photos-of-the-day-be-a-freelenser/

Brenizer does it a lot as well.

@TTLKurtis -- certainly gives you a different look than you would be able to get with vanilla T/S lenses, plus depending on how you let light get in you can get some interesting flare effects.




Apr 19, 2012 at 09:00 PM
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If you have old Nikkor lenses with the aperture ring it is quite easy to get a better more even effect because you can stop it down like a real TS lens. Free lensing at f2.8 is tough for sure. Literally nothing is in focus.



Apr 19, 2012 at 09:01 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · freelensing


I have tried it during weddings last year but there's no way I can find them right now. This was a pic I snagged during Tony Hoffer's shootout at G3. It is pretty tricky to do but does have a pretty cool look. This was with the 105 f2 DC








Try it out Robin.



Apr 19, 2012 at 11:05 PM
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I'm interested in finding out if freelensing/lensbaby composer pro is actually professional. I saw Brenizer use the technique for several photos but I'm thinking it's more of a hobby than for professional photography. I can replicate the effect in Photoshop for freelensing which is why I'm wondering why I should bother taking photos by using freelancing technique or even use a Lensbaby Composer Pro. I can use the technique using a nifty fifty which seems to be a good handheld freelens lens and can manually focus while I'm composing but it just seems kinda silly. Any opinions?


Jun 26, 2012 at 06:31 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · freelensing


Seems lame.

Just buy a tilt shift.



Jun 26, 2012 at 06:51 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · freelensing


So basically it's a no-go for anything besides a very carefully controlled portrait session. And even then the purpose seems to be to get as little of the image in focus as possible.


Jun 26, 2012 at 06:54 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · freelensing


I use it during weddings and engagements very regularly, it's not that difficult once you know how to do it. Including removing the lens, manual focusing etc it usually takes me around 30 seconds to nail a shot.

Here's an example from a wedding last month







It's certainly not for everyone but I enjoy it. Best with f/2 lenses in my opinion. You can do it with any Canon mount lens, with Nikon they have to be manual aperture ring lenses.



Jun 26, 2012 at 07:02 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · freelensing


I'm going to have to drag out my FAD stamp for this one. This does *not* make photographs better.


Jun 26, 2012 at 07:11 PM
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