“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To piggy back off of my guest blog with Stella Reynoso, I thought I’d do another photo deets post about freelensing. I’m actually going to share a couple images showcasing different lenses used in each. I normally stick to my 50mm for freelensing, as you read about in my blog post, but I do still love to shoot with my 35mm and usually can’t help but at least try some freelensing shots with it. ;)
Canon 5D Mark III | 35mm 2.0 | ISO 1000 | ss 1/3200
I’ve found that distance plays a big part in freelensing. With a shorter/wider lens, such as the 35mm being closer definitely helps. I set my aperture to about 2.5 for this shot and I was very close to her.
This teddy bear of hers – she loves it. I really love the way the texture in its fur photographs, especially in black and white. What better way to showcase that than by freelensing? I think it really puts the attention on that part of the photo – the texture in the teddy bear that is. The kind of focus and blur you get with freelensing is very unique and I love using that to my advantage.
Canon 5D Mark III | 50mm 1.4 | ISO 1000 | ss 1/500
Canon 5D Mark III | 50mm 1.4 | ISO 2500 | ss 1/1000
Ah, the umbrella again. I would love to photograph her with that umbrella every single day, but if I did, it would get old and I wouldn’t like it as much. ;) Any way, I’ll start off by mentioning that I was under the safety of a roof overhang so no worries, my gear did not even get wet. :)
I had my aperture set at 2.0 for these shots and of course I used my 50mm here. Obviously with all the water splashing around, I didn’t want to have to be too close so the 50mm was a better choice all around. I originally went out to capture her splashing in the puddles but then she found these spots where water was just pouring off the roof. Awesome photo-op of course!
I picked two photos here rather than just one because of the difference in shutter speed. One was at 1/500 and the other at 1/1000. Personally, I like a nice fast shutter speed for water (snow, too!) because I prefer the way it looks when the water is stopped dead in its tracks in the photo. In the first photo, there is a bit of motion blur due to using a slow SS; it’s not horrible, but I wish I’d have changed my settings prior to get that crispness in the water droplets. This is just a preference though, some use a slower SS on purpose because they like the motion blur in a rainy shot. It’s really up to you and how you want your photo to look. :)