Free Lensing - Photography Contest [17 entries]

Dying 4 Light Picture

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Free lensing is a very challenging form of photography that can produce wonderful results when done right. Get creative and photograph any subject that you feel would benefit from the selective blur that this technique produces. If you don't know how to do it check out this tutorial

Required level: 5+ or higher.
Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: locksmagic

Ken: Sound fun to try.. But I don't wanna mess up my sensor :x ( 5 years and 2261 days ago )
FallingHorse: Ruuuuunnn - the dust bunnies are after us :-O
( 5 years and 2260 days ago )
TankRed: may I ask if using hand holding a lens on an attached lens is allowed (reverse lens macro technique) ( 5 years and 2259 days ago )
UncleJimmy: I would think not TankRed, the idea is to have the lens completely removed from the camera. that would be an entirely different technique. ( 5 years and 2259 days ago )
Contest Moderator: The entire idea of free lensing is to have your lens detached, any photos taken with the lens attached to the camera will be removed. ( 5 years and 2258 days ago )
happyme27: competition says I can upload 500 entries--thanks for the offer...but uh, that doesn´t seem quite right ( 5 years and 2258 days ago )
k5683: I can't seem to get this! wow it is harder than it looks. Somehow when I tilt the lens, I get a black circle showing Guess I'll have to research more. ( 5 years and 2256 days ago )
locksmagic: Kellie, it depends on what lens your trying to use but your probably tilting it too far. ( 5 years and 2255 days ago )
k5683: thanks. I tried both my 18-55 mm and my 200mm. When I put it in front of the camera, it didn't seem to make any difference at all, even when I tilted it ever so slightly. Oh well, I don't see myself doing this anyway so I really don't need the practice I guess. ( 5 years and 2254 days ago )

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Dying 4 Light - created by UncleJimmy

Dying 4 Light
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/17Score: 66.9% (45)7387 views

My first attempt at this...I'll wait until the next pinhole challenge to see just HOW much dust is getting in....LOL (5 years and 2260 days ago)

in focus - created by kumar

in focus
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/17Score: 65.7% (37)8597 views

(5 years and 2259 days ago)

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little rose - created by wooyuenfoo

little rose
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/17Score: 65.6% (31)9799 views

(5 years and 2257 days ago)

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Pull-Box F/L HDR - created by UncleJimmy

Pull-Box F/L HDR
Favs: 1SBS: 4Hi-resRank: 4/17Score: 64.6% (24)6436 views

4 shot HDR of a fire alarm pull-box. All shots in the free lens technique...
I assembled the shots in Photomatix 4 Pro/64 then adjusted curves, levels and perspective in PS CS5. (5 years and 2255 days ago)

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Where's The Tap?! - created by locksmagic

Wheres The Tap?!
Favs: 3SBS: 3Hi-resRank: 5/17Score: 64.6% (19)6825 views

HDR, Pano, Freelensing....

OMG was this harder than I thought it would be! 24-105 lens, canon 5d markll, iso 800, f/???, 3 exposures per bracket, 3 frames, HDR processing in PS CS5, then stitched in PS CS5. (5 years and 2253 days ago)

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