macro photography

Lensbaby Creators | Bianca De Haan

Meet Bianca

Macro | Nature | Fine Art

Bianca de Haan is a Dutch photographer who lives with her husband and dog in a small coastal city called Hellevoetsluis. She loves capturing images of dogs and nature, especially macro, with her Nikon D750 camera.

Inside Bianca's Camera Bag

This year I bought my first Lensbaby, the Composer Pro with the Sweet 35 Optic and Double Glass Optic, and of course the Macro Converters. I had so much fun with these that I also bought the Twist 60 Optic and a kit too (second hand). In this kit are the Plastic Optic, Pinhole Optic, Single Glass Optic and also the Double Glass Optic.

I can say that at this moment, the double glass optic is my favorite. With the double glass, I can create a dreamy, fairytale effect with a lot of bubbly bokeh that I really love. In the Fall you see a lot of fungis. They are so sweet. Every time I go out for a walk in the forest, Im searching for the smallest ones, because I like to create a small fairytale. Not just taking a picture of fungi, but creating a small story. To find these tiny friends, you must go closer to the ground. Mostly you will find them on old trees or between the moss.

When I find them, I think about how to create the most fairytale-like effect and then decide which optic is the best one to use. After that, its all about the composition, the position of your camera and playing with the light. When I have found the best of those factors, then I tilt the Composer Pro into the correct position to get the best focus on the subject.

Bianca's Gear

Camera: Nikon D750 & Pentax K70

Lenses: Lensbaby Composer Pro | Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 | Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4.0 G VR ED | Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1/8 G | Tamron AF SP 90mm f/2.8 DI Macro | Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di ll | SMC Pentax-DA 50 mm f/1.8

Optics: Sweet 35 | Twist 60 | Double Glass | Single Glass | Plastic | Pinhole | 12 mm Fisheye

Misc: Lensbaby Macro Converters 8 mm + 16 mm | Sirui KTV215 Tripod | Lowepro Flipside 200 | Beanbag | Photoshop | Intel Core I5 processor | LG 27 inch display

Bianca's Favorite Fairytales

Check out more of Bianca's work on Instagram and Facebook.

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