Lensbaby Posing Tips

Tip #1: Circle your subject

TRY THIS: USE AN UMBRELLA TO FRAME YOUR SUBJECT

When inclement weather threatens to derail your shoot, use an umbrella to frame your subject and provide a splash of color.

Tip #2: Make Them Shine

TRY THIS: HALO OF SUNLIGHT / FLARE

Bring out your subject's sunny disposition and colorful personality with the help of the sun. Place your subject in front of and to the side of the sun and let your Lensbaby's unique optical qualities turn that sunlight into flattering flare.

Tip #3: Soften Up

Try this: Defocus

Use the Zone Plate to get an all over super soft focus or push your creative apertures even further, by completely defocusing your photo and letting the shapes of the aperture and out of focus subject tell a different story.

Tip #4: Repeat a Pattern

Try this: Use locations with repeating patterns

Let your scenery help frame your subject. Repeating patterns like the gritty brick wall of an urban landscape make great framing options.

Tip #5: Fun with Fisheye

Try this: Get a different perspective with the Lensbaby Fisheye Optic

Add a dash of whimsy to any scene by bending your perspective with the Fisheye Optic. Fisheye photos are a great way to foreground a subject's interests or draw attention to an unusual environment. Keep your subject centered to minimize distortion of the figure.