Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. – Scott Adams
The Lensbaby lenses are manual-focus tilt-shift lenses that allow a photographer to creatively explore selective focus and blur. It can help the subject of your photo stand out more (or less, depending on your desired effect).
Sometimes it can even create an effect that makes it look like your subject is in motion.
The look they create does not appeal to everyone, however, the images they create are very unique, and a lot of fun. I happen to be a huge lensbaby fan. It is one of my lenses (as well as my macro that is!) that is always in my camera bag. It consist of two parts – lens body and lens optic. I have a composer pro lensbaby lens body and a variety of optics which are interchangeable: sweet 35 (35mm), edge 80 (80mm), macro converters and the double glass optic (50mm). I hope one day to get the pinhole optic, the soft focus optic and the zone plate optic. By far, my most favorite lensbaby optic so far is the edge 80, I just love the look. It creates a slice of focus through the frame, blurring out the rest.
This post is in response to the Daily Post weekly challenge of “blur”, the brief being “A throwaway shot, or purposefully unfocused? This week, find beauty in a blur.”. I immediately thought of my lensbaby with the word blur 🙂