We compiled a list of our favorite Lensbaby blog posts from photographers around the world. We hope these resources will provide inspiration and help you refine your skills as you embark on the 2018 Lensbaby Street and Landscape Photo Challenge.
If you haven't signed up for our Street and Landscape Photo Challenge, make sure you do. Click here to sign up: https://www.flickr.com/groups/lensbabychallenge/
Have fun stepping out of your comfort zone. Create from joy, not fear.
Shooting with Trio 28 pushed Singapore photographer Debbie Soh to reevaluate her photography. This experience made her slow down and enjoy the act of making photographs. Read more: https://lensbaby.com/debbie-soh-trio-28/
Photographing with emotion can be the difference between OK and WOW!
Lucia Griggi believes in angles, light, clean lines, defined parameters, blocks of color, and bold visual strength. She doesnt like to alter her images, preferring to simply capture the emotion of her subjects naturally, in the moment. Read more: https://lensbaby.com/the-art-of-adrenaline/
Using a lens' versatility can be your secret weapon.
Out shooting landscapes and wanting to get closer? Velvet 85, with that longer focal length, extra compression, and beautifully round bokeh can make magic. Read more: https://lensbaby.com/get-versatile-with-velvet-85/
Shoot for you. Not perfection.
Dont panic! Just have fun with it! People are too obsessed with perfection you have to take those rules and throw them away. Embrace a completely different mindset. - Amy Shutt. Read more about Amy's experience stepping away from perfection: https://lensbaby.com/pull-back-curtain-adventure-amy-shutt/
Practice, practice, practice.
If you dont feel comfortable enough with a certain optic, challenge yourself and use it a lot. Shoot for an entire day -- or longer -- until you really understand how it suits your photography. Read more: https://lensbaby.com/tilt-shift-lens/