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Discover which effect is right for you. Whether its a sweet spot of focus, a dramatic slice of focus, or a swirly bokeh, we have artistic effects for any type of photographic vision.


Get inspired by our Lensbaby Ambassadors and image galleries in our Inspiration Center. Learn everything there is to know about Lensbaby and our lens effects, from the pros who use them!

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Lensbaby University Velvet Introduction

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Lensbaby University Velvet Photography Introduction

With the right direction and practice, you will achieve unbelievable results, and Lensbaby University is a tool you can use to learn how to get even more out of your Lensbaby lenses. To help you get started, we're releasing our 100 Level Lensbaby University videos on YouTube and on our blog. This week, we're sharing our introduction to Velvet 56 and Velvet 85.

Learn how to use Velvet lenses to compose scenes with a soft, impressionistic glow at wide apertures or a crisp, vintage look at darker apertures. Focus as close as 5" from your subject to discover a larger-than-life miniature world.

After you've mastered the fundamentals, the rest of our educational content, including detailed tutorials on portrait, street, nature, flower photography and more, is still available for free atLensbaby University.To access this material, all you need to do is create an account.