Weekly Image: Free Lensing

I did a post like this some time ago. There was a time in the last couple years that the term free lensing was pretty popular and then the trend quickly faded out. However, I’m still a big fan of it. Sure there are tilt-shift lenses that do similar effects and sure it may not be the best method in terms of keeping your camera clean, but it’s still a lot of fun because it’s a challenge. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to do this on an actual shoot because that would just be insane spending that much time for a picture that more than likely turns out soft (aka out of focus). But for pictures of things? I love it. What is it, you might ask? It’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s photography without the lens. Well sort of, the lens is there, it’s just not attached. So you get this really cool effect and a VERY small area of focus. There are so many factors into getting  a sharp area; breathing, swaying, blood pumping, twitching, etc. You have to become a statue to capture a sharp area in your image. So the first two that I have posted are things that aren’t moving, it’s simply up to me to stand still. But then the last I decided to add another degree of difficulty, my cat. He’s still young so you never know when he’s going to jet, especially when his eyes are as big as they were, and immediately after this picture he jumped over me to attack whatever piece of dust was floating in the air.

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