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Creative 52: Weekly Projects to Invigorate Your Photography Portfolio by Lindsay Adler

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Challenge 26. Selective Focus: Lensbaby and Tilt-Shift

Description

Utilizing a unique piece of equipment can help inspire a shoot because of the results it produces. A Lensbaby or tilt-shift lens helps produce unique blur, bokeh, and depth-of-field effects that produce a striking visual quality. For this challenge, utilize one of these creative lens tools for an image that becomes painterly and engaging due to the blur effect.

Inspiration

The way that many Lensbabys blur the image creates a painterly result. A Lensbaby lens stretches and blurs the colors and shapes in the frame, becoming more reminiscent of brush strokes in a painting. The bokeh created by out-of-focus blurred light (like streetlights at night) becomes long, exaggerated, and ...

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