There are many techniques to shooting, while I am still learning a lot of them; I have been playing around with free lens. Free lens is where you take the lens off of your camera and hold the camera and lens in both hands. Learning free lens was not easy in the beginning by any means, I spent a good week or more figuring out just how to do it and get the look that freelensing is and that I wanted. It was an amazing feeling the day that I seemed to finally get the hang of it. I thought I had a better handle on it than I did and my mom just laughed at me when I tried shooting free lens and captured my dog Timmy. I didn’t have the skill set needed for a moving subject just yet.
I was really nervous at first because I didn’t want to detach my lens. I’ve read that it’s dangerous because of cause x, y, z, but if you are careful and really pay attention to what you are doing the pictures will turn out really cool. As, Shannon Kathleen said on one of my photos when I was still figuring it out, “I can see the dreamy free lens softness.” That dreamy softness is what freelensing is all about, one point in focus and the rest a beautiful blur.
I hope you all play around with freelensing during the springtime, the flowers that are blooming and bringing new life, are the perfect subjects. Remember you don’t need to move the lens far from your camera, just slight tilts up or down and moving closer or further away to find your focus.