I survived the 2nd month of this film 365. I tried 2 different things this month. I tried pushing film and I tried using the lensbaby sweet 35 on my Nikon f100. I’m not sure if I was successful, but at least I tried 🙂 I still don’t know what I’m doing (I don’t know if I ever will), but I’m having fun trying! And for the record, I’m having a hard time taking a photo every day. so my rule for this project is to get at least a decent photo for each day of the month. I may get a few decent photos on one day, nothing on the next day, maybe a few more dent photos in one day, etc. The only way I can keep this project going.
Tri-X 400 +2 on Nikon f100, using the lensbaby sweet 35
My good friend Ana is a pro with lensbaby lenses. She’s been such an inspiration and has always pushed me to use my lensbaby lenses more, to not give up, to know these lenses in and out. She decided to do a 100 days of summer shooting only with lensbaby, and invited me along. I was up for the challenge. I’m still doing my 365 but I thought, why not, I’d love to master these lenses. So here are the photos from the first week.
Here are the other ladies’ informations that are involved in this project. Check them out!
I thought I’d take the lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 optic out for a spin on this sunny afternoon. Still trying to figure out that slice of focus, but it’s growing on me. I do like that if you don’t shift it, it’s just a regular 80mm lens (which you can probably tell from the 2nd photo). Anyway, enjoy!
Feel free to follow the circle and check out the talented Charity Fox lensbaby blog post here
I gave up blogging a year ago half way through my first project 365. I didn’t give up doing the project 365. It just became too much posting in multiple places. BUT, I don’t want to give up on blogging, and I don’t want to give up on photography. For anyone that is interested in my photographic journey, you can check me out on Facebook here. I’m also on flickr, but I don’t publish as much there. But in case you’re interested, you can check me out over here as well. I’ve also recently gotten into creating more than just snapshots with mobile photography and my Samsung 4s (with the help of a few apps), so you can find me on instagram here. Now, the reason for this blog post. I’ve recently joined up with a fabulous group of ladies that share a love of the lensbaby lenses. Now, I’ve loved lensbaby for a while now, but have yet to master the lenses. There are a variety of optics and creative discs, macro converters, etc. I have the Composer pro with sweet 35, sweet 50 and edge80 optics, along with the fish eye lens and macro converters. I’ve become a little obsessed. I blame it on my enabling photographer friends. I see their AMAZING photos, and I think I can do the same. Nope, not that simple. Everyone’s journey is unique, and I’m realizing that mine is no different. How ironic is that? So, for my first post as part of this blog circle, I thought I’d review the lensbaby photos that I’ve taken from 2014 up until now. A reflection, if you will. A look back at my journey thus far. Hope you enjoy the ride.
Please follow the circle and check out my dear friend Pauline at OakTree Shutterbug. She is a master at lensbaby and her photos are awe inspiring. You can see her blog post here.
In my last post, I said I’d try to look to find artistic views in every day items. The pets and baby are usually easy models for me while I practice what I learn. But I feel like it gets a little old and maybe I should switch it up. So, today I brought out the lensbaby and tried to play around in the backyard. And what shot did I end up getting? My dog. here he is, munching on some mulch.
I was so excited when I received 2 new lenses to play with from lensrental.com. This picture was taken with the lensbaby composer pro w/ sweet 35 optic. Unfortunately, my baby girl was very clingy and would not let me put her down for more than a second. So, as usual, she became my subject for the day. This is not the greatest picture, but I do love the effect that the lensbaby gives. I love a great fisheye detail.