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11 Years of Lensbaby Magic! Guest Post by Kathleen Clemons

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Kathleen Clemons with Composer Pro Sweet 50 Kathleen Clemons with Composer Pro Sweet 50

11 years ago today, I opened the box of my new Lensbaby 2.0, and started to see the world in a new way. Though my first images were far from perfect, there was something about the effect that I fell instantly in love with. Here is a shot from my first walk around the neighborhood with my new Lensbaby:

Kathleen Clemons with Lensbaby 2.0 Kathleen Clemons with Lensbaby 2.0

The more I used that little lens, the more I understood what I could do with it, how I could draw attention to just one area of the frame, and how beautiful and fascinating blur could be. Even when I missed the focus, there was still something I loved about these photos, straight out of my camera.

Kathleen Clemons with Lensbaby 2.0 Kathleen Clemons with Lensbaby 2.0
Kathleen Clemons with Lensbaby 2.0 Kathleen Clemons with Lensbaby 2.0

Can a lens change your life? Can it show the world the way in which you see it? Can it allow you to capture bits and pieces of things that the rest of the world walks right by? Can it allow you to grow as a photographer in ways you never thought possible and bring you immense joy? For me, the answer to those questions is yes, all because of Lensbaby.

When I discovered Lensbaby lenses I was just starting out as a photographer, eager to learn as much as I could. The first time I saw a photo created with one of their lenses, I knew I had to have one, but I had no idea how that decision would change both my life and my photography.

Through my use of Lensbabies, I have captured amazing beauty, simplified complicated subjects, embraced challenges, encouraged others to look beyond the obvious and to see in a new way. I have been able to share my view, my voice and my creative vision. I am so grateful for what these lenses have brought to my life and for the growth they continue to ignite in me both personally and professionally.

Thank you, Lensbaby!

Kathleen Clemons with Composer Pro Sweet 50 Kathleen Clemons with Composer Pro Sweet 50
Kathleen Clemons with Velvet 56 Kathleen Clemons with Velvet 56

Here is a link to a video showcasing my recent Dahlia photos, all taken this year with my Lensbaby Sweet 50 or Velvet 56. I do love my Lensbabies! Oh- and if you are thinking about purchasing the Velvet 56, it's $70 off right now!

Happy shooting!
Kathleen

See more of Kathleen's incredible work on her website and Instagram.

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