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OMNI Universal Expansion Pack with Shapes


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Lensbaby has done it again! When you think they couldn't get more innovative, they open new creative opportunities. This time through the NEW OMNI Universal Expansion Pack with Shapes. If you've checked out this blog, I’m sure you're wondering, "What sets this OMNI pack apart? How is it different from the other OMNI products? What new feelings can I create, and stories can I tell?”

 

Shooting through

Unique to these OMNI wands is the ability to shoot entirely through them. Other OMNI sets are best used to reflect light in an image's negative space. However, this new set of wands provides the opportunity to allow the entire image to experience the effect. The light will still mostly be visible in the bright spots or bokeh, yet you retain a feeling of texture and depth throughout.

 

Bokeh

What do many photographers go bonkers for? Amazing bokeh. Well, this OMNI set will provide you with just that! Using the Swiss clouds and long Swiss Cheese in particular and shooting into the light, you are able to enhance a photo with magical bokeh that has the potential to reach the entrance.

 

Versatility

“I shoot _________ (fill in the blank with any genre you prefer). Is this OMNI pack really for me? Yes, yes, it is. Here are a few examples:

 

Portrait

This OMNI pack can add magic to your portraits. The light layers can encompass your subject drawing the viewer in while creating a sense of wonder. You can also frame them with light using the Clear Paddle or Sun Star. These were taken using the sunshine as a backlight and the OMNI to reflect it throughout the image.

 


"Create with the viewpoint of unfolding, of shedding the outer layer, of the potential to be released."


Landscape

 

In this scene, the clear sun star created not only rays of light but rainbows of radiating color to bring wonder to the scene.

 


Documentary

 

It was an unseasonably warm winter afternoon, so I took my children to the local elementary school to blow the stink off and move their bodies. I filled the otherwise relatively monochrome scene with light layers as they played.

 

Macro

 

A close-up photographer's dream! Whether using the “Spatula” for a textured background

          Or adding bokeh bubbles to the scene, this OMNI pack adds intrigue to your already rich macro images.

 

Light up the scene

Do you encounter a scene that seems to lack, well, something? Whether it’s missing color, texture, light, or interest, you feel it lacks an engaging element. Grab this OMNI pack, and the capacity to transform is in your hands.


These images were taken outside of my home. The street and a daycare building are in the background. I could focus on my daughter and use the OMNI wands to fill in the dull areas with light and wonder.

 

Lensbaby Twist 60 and OMNI

Lensbaby Twist 60 and OMNI Spatula

Lensbaby Sweet 35 and OMNI Clear Paddle

Springtime is bursting with color, but often the ground retains its dull coloring. I was able to light up the drab with the Swiss Clouds.

The OMNI Universal Expansion Pack with Shapes provides incredible and diverse opportunities for enhancing photographs in captivating and vivid ways. Set your creativity free!

 

 

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Elizabeth Willson

“I find creative passion by envisioning and capturing the world surrounding me and the light that permeates it with the dreamlike, magical, unique focus Lensbabys provide.”

Liz finds joy in light and life. Her inspiration comes from the beauty of the everyday moments, the blessings of God's amazing creation. She lives in her hometown in South-Central Pennsylvania with her family. She practices occupational therapy in early intervention, runs, hikes, and bikes in the nearby forests and farmlands, and creates art and vision through the lens.

 

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