Khandie Photography is a UK-based wedding and portrait photographer by day and burlesque performer by night. The Lensbaby Sol 45 has become her go-to creative companion for everything from weddings to boudoir shoots and even self-portraits. Read on to learn why she loves this little powerhouse lens.

The first time I came across the Sol 45 was via YouTube where I saw quite a few photographers using it for fashion imagery and the occasional portrait photography. Its quirky nature appealed to me: so small and yet packed one hell of a punch. I had yet to come across something similar on the market. The photography market is saturated and to quote another photographer ‘saturated with mediocrity’, so I sensed something a little special with this lens.

I haven’t simply been content with just using it for the more ‘edgier’ imagery assignments. Whilst it can easily be used for fashion and nature photography, I don’t want another lens sat in my bag gathering dust to use only occasionally. I have endeavored to use it as much as possible, weddings to boudoir and everything in between. I whip it out at engagement sessions, family portraits and even for my own self-portraits.

At first glance, this lens may appear niche but it’s only limited by your own imagination. My clients love the dreamy feel it can give with the tilt-shift, but also the harsh bokeh lines it can also produce with the blades.

I have worked an entire shoot with the Sol 45, not once wishing I had swapped to a more conventional lens or had regrets over it. The lightweight compact lens is one of the easiest to master for me and I find myself using it more and more. Each tiny movement offers something new and different, no two images are the same.

I want to stand out, not drown in the mediocrity. Lensbaby gives me the dingy to climb in to try and do so.

Check out more from Khandie at her website, Facebook, and Instagram.

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