If you've ever wished you could learn about all of the creative possibilities the Lensbaby offers, this is the book for you! Seeing subjects with a new perspective is at the heart of the Lensbaby experience, and with the essential information found in this book, you'll be able to take your creative exploration to the next level. Written by Lensbaby Guru Corey Hilz, Lensbaby: Bending Your Perspective starts off with an overview of each lens in the Lensbaby suite. Then comes the fun stuff! Packed with tips on composition and techniques for capturing your best images, you'll be immersed in the wonderful world of Lensbaby in no time. On nearly every page you'll find a full color image created by a Lensbaby expert to inspire your own shooting. You'll also find complete coverage of all of the Lensbaby accessories, from the Optic Swap System to a macro kit, creative aperture discs, and a super wide angle lens. With this gorgeous and practical book by your side, you'll never see the world in the same way again.
"[O]ffers a fine survey of possibilities for using different lenses in the Lensbaby suite. Tips on composition accompany full color images created by a Lensbaby expert with complete coverage of all Lensbaby accessories and systems packing a practical guide to photography recommended for any serious user or collection."---BookWatch
Introduction; Chapter 1: The Lenses: Overview; Which Lensbaby is Right for Me?; Meet the Lensbabies - Composer, Control Freak, Lensbaby 3G, Muse, Original Lensbaby, Lensbaby 2.0; Portfolio I; Chapter 2: Using Your Lensbaby: Exposure and the Lensbaby - Which exposure modes to use, Checking your exposure, Exposure compensation, Guess & check; The Sweet Spot - Setting the diopter, Getting it sharp where you want it, Moving the sweet spot, Focus bracketing; Aperture Rings - Effect on image softness, Depth of field, Viewfinder brightness; Portfolio II; Chapter 3: Optics and Accessories: The Optic Swap System - Double glass, Single glass, Plastic, Pinhole/Zone Plate, Soft Focus, Fisheye; Macro - +4, +10, Stacking, Working distance; Telephoto; Wide Angle; Super Wide; Creative Aperture Rings - Provided shapes, Making your own shapes; Step-up ring: 37 to 52mm; Portfolio III; Chapter 4: Creating the Look: Selecting an optic; Which aperture to use?; How sharp vs. how soft?; Creating the streaking effect; Portfolio IV; Chapter 5: Creative Ideas, Tips and Tricks: Flash; Multiple exposures; Overlays; Filters; HDR; B&W; Video; Chapter 6: Troubleshooting: What's going on with my Lensbaby?; Common problems; Community Gallery; Conclusion; Index