how to use a lensbaby by nina mingioni

how to use a lensbaby: your starter guide

You may be seeing photographers share photos with delicious blur – they very well may have been taken with one of the many Lensbaby lenses. Whether you’ve never heard of these before, just getting started with yours, or looking for more tips on using a Lensbaby, this post is for you!

I never leave my house without one of these. It’s true – my camera bag is my purse, and even if I leave my camera at home, I will usually(…)

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red epiphanie camera bag

a peek inside | kristen ryan

A Peek Inside with Kristen Ryan

1. Nikon D800: I have had this camera for nearly 2 years now and I just love it! It is wonderfully sharp and fabulous for landscapes as well as portraits and lifestyle work.

2. Sigma 35 f/1.4: One of my very favorite lenses. It is on my camera most of the time inside because it is sharp and gives me lots of room to capture the environment.

3. Mod Strap: Just a little personality for my camera!


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what does a Lensbaby Edge 80 look like

lensbaby edge 80 review

Have you been eyeballing a new photography product?  Would you like to hear a Pro’s opinion on the product prior to purchasing?  We have a new series for you, Click It and Pick It, where the CMpros will be reviewing several of the most talked about photo products!  In this installment of the Click It and Pick It series, Director of CMpro Jen Bebb puts the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 to the test.
lensbaby composer pro with edge 80(…)

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Jackson Hole

kristen ryan’s favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better!  What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not?  Next up is Kristen Ryan sharing what she loves!
kristen ryan’s favorite things

1. Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park: I’ve been spoiled all my life that my grandparents bought property in Jackson Hole, WY before I(…)

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Clickin Walk 2012 photo by Stacey Vukelj

approaching a photo walk

The 2013 ClickinWalk is coming up but have you wondered if it’s right for you or not?  Most of us are used to shooting portraits and street photography can feel a bit intimidating but today we have CMpros Megan Dill, Justine Knight, and Stacey Vukelj sharing their insights on participating in a photo walk.  They all joined in on the New York City ClickinWalk last year (all images in this post were taken during that walk) and are looking forward(…)

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guinguette daily of the week photograph by Anne Wick

guinguette | daily of the week

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration?  If not, it’s definitely worth checking out!  The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week).  This week, this atmospheric and colorful image by Anne Wick stole our hearts.  Congratulations, Anne!

To see more of Anne’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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lensbaby photography project of Caroline Jensen

personal photo project: 30 day lensbaby challenge

Personal Photography Project of Caroline Jensen

30 day lensbaby challenge

What is/was your personal project and what inspired you to start it?
I had wanted to play with the Lensbaby products for a very long time, many years in fact. When I got the green light to buy a large kit, I just jumped on it. I had a pretty good idea that there would be a learning curve, so I set out to give myself a thirty day challenge. It actually ended up(…)

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child lensbaby photograph by Emma Wood

How to use a Lensbaby lens

If you’ve never used a lensbaby before, they almost seem like a mysterious kind of secret, something unique and totally different.  This is how I felt before I joined in on the fun about nine months ago.   Lately I’ve found more and more people experimenting with them, and loving them.   They bring something fresh and new to images and they are not expensive compared to most lenses.   I remember being totally intrigued with them before I got(…)

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