Sunday, July 5, 2009

Do the Lensbaby Push

Using a Lensbaby can be a lot of fun. They are especially great when it comes to flower photography. I had been planning to add the macro kit attachments to my assortment of tools (or toys if you wish), but then I learned about the push. Normally with a lensbaby 2 or 3G you are pulling in on the edges and tilting the lens for the desired effect. But you can't get real close to the subject. If instead you use your fingers to "push" the lens out and extend the corragated tube you can get closer and get a real shallow depth of field . With my 3G I push it to near maximum externsion and then lock it there. The images here in my blog were all shot that way.