I have been working on learning how to create photo backgrounds with bokeh and blur. As I was looking through photos for one to use I came across this one that I had taken and managed to capture both effects with the camera! I think these little guys are so interesting.
My grandson and I went to see the horses that live about a mile down the road from me. He had a new phone and I thought it would be a great chance for him to take some pics with it. He did a great job but I don’t have any of his photos.
These first two horses are always so gentle and sweet. They have been together for quite some time. I think they might be used for special needs children to ride on.
This little fellow was so cute and tiny! But he was quite the spitfire.
My pics are not so great this time but oh well, better luck next time.
I tried to do a free lens photo but didn’t manage, but I still kind of like the pic.
Horses move fast!
This little bull is very gentle and love to be petted. And that is where I stepped in fire ants! Time to go home.
This cute little thing is the security cat. He followed us the entire time.
We had a great time hanging out and talking about our photos and the animals.
I mentioned Artful Blogging Magazine in my last post but I failed to tell you which issue I had gained my free lens information from. It is the Aug/Sep/Oct 2016 issue which will be on display until 10/31/16. The full title is Artful Blogging Visually Inspiring Online Journals. I love this magazine! It is packed with inspiring photos and great articles. I don’t have a subscription but I am thinking about getting one. I find the price to be a little steep at $59.99 for four issues a year. I guess it’s just the lump sum that is hard to swallow but I just realized I have paid that much all together for various magazines in the last two months! I am a magazineaholic.
So I went back and re-read the article that Sarah Rhodes had written on her blog, A Beautiful Mess trying to see if I missed something or not as I am finding it very difficult as did Erin Hensley from the article in Artful Blogging. Erin finally mastered it very well may I say! Below are more of my free lens photos as well as one reverse lens and some attached lens photos.
I hope you enjoyed these and will give it a try.
Posted in Photographs, Uncategorized
Tagged A Beautiful Mess, Artful Blogging Magazine, Butterful Bush, dog, Erin Hensley, free lens photo, free lens tutorial, Nature, Sarah Rhodes, Zinnia
This is a reverse lens photo.
I took the lens off of my camera and turned it around then got very close to this wasp or hornet, I don’t know which it is. It never bothered me as I took quite a few shots. Below is a regular shot with the lens attached as it should be.
Next are free lens photos. Again I take the lens off of the camera but I don’t turn it around. I just hold it out a very slight bit and then tilt it either forwards or backwards, right or left hoping to find the sweet spot. It doesn’t always happen but I like the results even so. I usually don’t even know until I look at the photos on the computer screen.
So this one with the two dogs didn’t really work out but I still like it. The next few I consider a success!
These shots of the clouds are regular shots with the lens attached. Last night the clouds and sun were painting some of the most beautiful scenes ever!
Below is an afternoon shot of a yummy cloud.
So won’t you give the free lens and reverse lens a try? It’s great fun and you can’t really mess up. Sometimes the mess ups are nice as well. I had already heard about reverse lens photography but not free lens until I read the latest edition of Artful Blogging Magazine.
I just found a wonderful tutorial on how to free lens at the blog, A Beautiful Mess.
Everything you need to know! I will be reading it as well since the original information I read wasn’t very detailed. Sorry I tried to link to the magazine and blog but it is not working.
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Tagged beautiful day, blue sky, free lens photography, fun, light, Nature, photograph, reverse lens photography, shoot for fun, sunshine
If you like the photos with the diffused/fog like look it is very easy to do. Take a plastic sandwich baggie and cut the end off then slip it over your lens. You can then move the bag around as you like letting just a bit hang over into the lens view. Just play around with it a bit to get the feel of it. It’s a lot of fun!
Posted in Animals, Photographs, Uncategorized
Tagged Birds, diffuse lens, dogs, filter, fog, fun with the camera, inverted photo, Nature, photography trick, plastic bag filter