Lensbaby has announced a new and improved Composer Pro II and the Soft Focus II 50 Optic. Combined, these will give you a ton of creative options with recognizable bokeh, but still keep the center of your photos sharp. If you’re a fan of 50mm lenses and the unique Lensbaby bokeh, read on.
A new Canon patent spotted by the folks at Northlight Images shows a design for a new Canon EF to RF mount lens adapter. What’s so special about this one? Well, apparently, the purpose of this one seems to be to turn every Canon EF lens out there into a soft focus lens when used on an EOS R (or other, future RF mount body).
Well, here is a random collection. If you have a spare nylon bag lying around, dont throw it away. As a photographer there is plenty you can do with it.
Ok, I am just kidding, you can throw that bag away. Hopefully, you have a recycling thing for nylon bags. That said, this random collection of photography uses for bags is kinda interesting. I would personally not use any of them if I had a choice (maybe the soft edge one is an exclusion), but in a cinch, you wanna keep this in the bag of your head.
Here is a fun creative trick for adding a ‘look’ to a photo. Photographer Simon Bolz shares a quick and dirty way to create a soft photo in camera by holding a small piece of glass or plastic in front of the lens while you shoot.
The trick is quite simple, hold a translucent object in front of the lens and move it around. As you move it you will get different softening patterns, depending on location and angle, you may also be able to catch some sun rays to either create a reflection or a light leak / burn / flare effect.
Head over to InMyBag for the full read.
P.S. If you don’t have any glass available, a nylon bag would do the trick.
His solution take about 5 seconds of work and about 0.1 cent of materials – it is a two step process:[Read More…]