Clemons Duration: 4
Weeks Cost: US$195
Just what is it about Lensbabies that has everyone talking? Why are wedding,
portrait, product , stock and nature photographers all raving about these lenses? Lensbaby
photos are everywhere! Isn't it time you found out why so many photographers are
embracing the lensbaby blur?
What exactly is a Lensbaby? A Lensbaby is a lens mounted on a plastic bellows or with a ball and socket design, depending on the model, which
allows you to manually focus by pushing, pulling and bending. A selected part of your
image will be in focus, and you control just where that 'sweet spot' of focus will be by
manipulating the bellows section. The remaining areas of your image are softly and
gradually blurred, creating unique, eye-catching images. No other lens (or Photoshop
manipulation) can give you the originality, flexibility or creativity of the Lensbaby. This lens
will change the way you work, and how you see the world.
We'll show you the how, what and why you need to get you using this lens to create works
of art with your camera. If you are a fan of selective focus, this is definitely the lens for you.
The photographs you can make with a lensbaby are simply magical. Are you ready to
move beyond recording the obvious and start making photos that stand out and allow your
personal expression to shine? Then join us!
There is a learning curve with any new lens, we'll shorten yours in just 4 weeks. By the end
of this class you'll be bending with confidence, and making wonderfully creative images.
Getting started: basic bending and philosophy.
Understanding what the lensbaby is capable of providing.
Lensbaby equipment: Models and Accessories.
How and when to control aperture.
The magic of lensbaby bokeh.
How to best use the lensbaby for specific subjects and situations from landscapes
How to consistently get the shots you want.
Mood and motion.
How to see the familiar in a new way.
A digital or film camera with full manual exposure mode, any model of Lensbaby,
and a desire to increase your originality and creativity. The Lensbaby wide-angle,
telephoto and macro kits are optional and dependent on the student's subject
preferences. Flower shooters should definitely add the macro kit.
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Instructor: Kathleen Clemons
Kathleen Clemons is a New England based photographer, living on the beautiful coast of Maine. Primarily a nature photographer, Kathleen is known for her creative use of natural light and unique, stunning compositions. Her work is represented by FogStock, ChromaZone Images, The Jaynes Gallery, Corbis and Getty Images. She was named a "Lensbaby Guru" by the makers of Lensbaby lenses. With a background in education, and a passion for both photography and teaching, she loves to teach others how to improve their photography skills. Kathleen's photos may be viewed at www.kathleenclemonsphotography.com.
What students are saying about Kathleen Clemons
and her courses?
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