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To the Moon and Back – Week 6

I tried something new this week for my pictures. A technique called “free lensing.” It’s when you detach your lens from the camera and then place it close, but not attached, to take the picture. It creates a “lensbaby” type blur and it’s so fun. I’m still working on my focus – as you can see in both images I only managed to get one eye in focus. But it was fun to play with. I used my 50mm, 1.4 on my D700 for both of these. I especially love how it blurred the falling snow in the picture of Ryan.

Want to try it for yourself? You can read a tutorial here. Up next, please visit my the blog of my dear friend Estero Child Photographer Shannon Dodge!





  • Julie - So crazy, I read that tutorial this week!!! You have inspired me to actually try it too–GORGEOUS!ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Harrison - So neat! Going to have to try this for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie Terrones - Oh wow…the snow in Ryan’s is AWESOME! Great job! I probably wouldn’t have gotten either eye in focus, ha!ReplyCancel

  • To the Moon and Back » Julie Livermore Photography - […] Once home and all snuggled up watching cartoons, I attempted a technique called freelensing. Megan’s post a few weeks ago gave me the idea to try this! I took my lens off the camera, and played around to […]ReplyCancel

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