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Stories of the creatives behind the camera, as well as the amazing work they produce.

Watch Lensbaby shooters in action as they work through their creative process.

Advice, tips & tricks and more to  help you get the most out of your Lensbaby.

Each week we share our five favorite photos from your submissions & social shares.

GET INSPIRED & LEARN FROM OTHER CREATIVES

Our classic creative effect - a round sweet spot of focus.

Find your edge - get a sharp slice of focus effect

Get your glow on - create an ethereal velvet effect.

Crazy curves ahead - striking swirly bokeh & vignette.

Explore the captivating effects that OMNI can create with this gallery of awe-inspiring imagery.

Sharp spot of focus + beautiful blur. 

Sharp slice of focus + smooth blur.

Radiant edge-to-edge glow. 

Swirly, twisty, striking bokeh.

EXPLORE EXTRAORDINARY LENSBABY IMAGERY

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The story behind the Lensbaby story.

Craig Strong

Embracing love and light in our everyday lives

Jyo Bhamidipati

Commercial Photography with OMNI

Anabel Dflux

Lensbaby - Layers of Love

Jackie Kramer

Let’s Get Omni Creative

Robert Pugh

My Velvet Journey

Kathleen Clemons

Finding Your Heart

Anne Belmont

The Magic of Toy Photography

Shelly Corbett

Emotive Portraiture

Dana Leigh

Light Inspired - A Deep Dive Into My Creative Process

Ute Reckhorn

PLUS:
-Live Panel Discussion
-Live Image Critiques
-Giveaways
-Contests
-Prizes

Host & MC

Michael Anthony

How do you #ShootExtraordinary?

Day 1

The story behind the Lensbaby story.

Craig Strong

Lensbaby Inventor and Co-Founder, Craig Strong, will share behind-the-scenes stories and lessons from nearly 20 years working on what started as a fun, unlikely side-project making unusual camera lenses.

Craig Strong is a photojournalist turned product designer who co-founded Lensbaby, Inc. in 2003. Craig switched from film to digital in 2000 and found the freedom his first DSLR gave him to create unlimited photographs exhilarating. A natural tinkerer who had always explored what's possible, he started putting odd glass in front of his camera and found these lenses often conveyed what he saw better than big manufacturers' lenses could.

Emotive Portraiture

Dana Leigh

Join Dana Leigh as she demonstrates her process of infusing emotion and depth into her portrait photography with Lensbaby optics. In this session, she will use natural light, shadows and mood to create fine art portraits. Dana will show how she engages with her subjects in a way that tells a story while sharing techniques that help incorporate more emotion into her imagery.

Dana Leigh is an artist from Portland, Oregon that is inspired by emotion and beautiful light. She is a Click Pro Master, writer, photography educator, Lensbaby Ambassador and co-creator of Light Chasers Retreat. A wife and mother of 5 children, she specializes in portrait and fine art photography.

Commercial Photography with OMNI

Anabel Dflux

Join professional photographer Anabel DFlux as she divulges all of her secrets for capturing iconic musician portraits with the OMNI filter system, from how to determine which wand to use all the way to teaching you how to pitch out-of-the-box photographs to musicians, record labels, and fans alike."

Anabel DFlux is a published photographer in the sunny states of California & Nevada, known for a vast array of photographic work. Art is her passion in life- in 2009 she made her dream a reality by opening up Deliquesce Flux Photography, a service that caters to both local and international clients to fulfill their photography needs.

My Velvet Journey

Kathleen Clemons

Join Kathleen Clemons as she shares her journey with the Lensbaby Velvets. You will see why she adores these lenses and the part they play in her photography. Kathleen will also share tips and advice on using all three Velvet Effect lenses.

Kathleen Clemons is an award-winning photographer, teacher, speaker, author and workshop leader from the coast of Maine. Primarily a nature photographer who specializes in photographing flowers, Kathleen is known for her creative use of natural light and unique, artistic photographs.

An Experience Like no Other!

 

Join thousands of Lensbaby Photographers from around the world for this extraordinary live event!

Let’s Get Omni Creative

Robert Pugh

As a wedding and portrait photographer, I'm always looking for the next creative tools. For me, the OMNI set is a tool in my camera bag to help bring my photography imagination to life. Join me as I talk about the OMNI and how I use this small kit of magical effects at weddings and ill be showcasing the OMNI I in the studio, creating some live portraits with different creativity.

Robert Pugh is an award-winning international wedding and portrait photographer. Located in Reading Berkshire but covering weddings from the UK to the golden sands of the Caribean. With over ten years of experience being a full-time photographer running a successful business and covering over 480 weddings to date.

Day 2

December 9th 10:00am EST.

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The Magic of Toy Photography

Shelly Corbett

Toys can be so much more than a child’s diversion. They are multi faceted muses; they're a link to our childhood, an opportunity to recreate a favorite movie and they can star in stories or our own making. Put a toy in front of a Lensbaby lens and it can transport you to a magical world of your own creation.

Shelly is a 30+ year working artist, photographer and creativity evangelist. Shelly has shown work in galleries, coffee shops, community centers and outdoor arts and craft festivals. Shelly is currently a LensBaby Ambassador and a LEGO Ambassador for four years. I also write about creativity and share her creative journey on a volunteer run blog she founded: Toy Photographers.

Embracing love and light in our everyday lives

Jyotsna Bhamidipati

Join Jyo as she teaches you how to make beauty happen in the most ordinary spaces using simple observational techniques and how to photograph your subjects creatively. Join her as she takes you behind the scenes to show you how she photographs her authentic self-portraits as well as how she makes magic in different types of light photographing portraits that evoke an emotion.

Jyotsna Bhamidipati (Jyo) is an electrical engineer as well as an award-winning published fineart lifestyle photographer plus a mentor/educator based in Sacramento, California. She is a loverof light and shadows and seeks to capture the every day perfectly imperfect beauty around her.She strives to be experimental in her vision and constantly works on pushing the boundaries inher photography. Jyo has taught at numerous conferences and has been featured in numerous magazines including Click magazine (various issues, 2017, 18, 19, and 2020)

Lensbaby - Layers of Love

Jackie Kramer

Join Jackie as she brings out the character in floral subjects by layering images made with various Lensbaby optics. She will be showing how she shoots her subjects, as well as textures, using the Sweet 50, the Twist 60, and the Sol 45. Follow along in post-processing to make them shine by editing and combining them as layers in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

 

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Jackie has been photographing the natural world, with an emphasis on flowers since high school. Jackie is a Lensbaby Ambassador and KelbyOne instructor who has received international acclaim for her images, quite a few of which were made with Lensbaby. Her work has been published in magazines, such as Photoshop User, Portfolio, LensWork, The Photographer Magazine, and on the cover of NANPA Expressions 2019.

Finding Your Heart: Emotion, Impact and Joy

Anne Belmont

Join Anne Belmont as she shares her passion for using Lensbaby lenses. She will share with you her journey in photography to create images that speak to the heart. As an art therapist, Anne believes in the healing power of both art and nature and she will share how her photography and daily walks in nature have helped her stay centered and joyful even in the most adverse of times.

Anne Belmont is a nature photographer specializing in flower photography. Anne’s passion lies in capturing the beauty of flowers and other botanical subjects up-close. A life-long involvement in the arts and a career as an art therapist have shaped the way that she views art and the creative process, and have reinforced her belief in the healing power of both art and nature in our lives.

Embracing love and light in our everyday lives

Step into a new understanding of the power of photography.

Light Inspired - A Deep Dive Into My Creative Process

Ute Reckhorn

Ute Reckhorn gives us insight on how light determines the quality of your photos and how to best take advantage of it by walking us through her own creative process. Find the answer on how to make your photos successful and unique in this inspiring seminar!

Ute Reckhorn, a Los Angeles based photographer, started her photography journey in 2012. After picking up her first Lensbaby lens in 2015, she immediately fell in love with its playfulness and the the ever-growing community of Lensbaby artists.
 
Originally documenting her own family of five, Ute blended her photographic skills with inspiration that comes from 20 years of moving around the globe. With roots all around the world and a deep love for the Californian lifestyle as her inspiration, she creates portraits and landscapes that evoke emotion and a sense of movement.

Day 3

Live Photo Critiques!

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Learn how to improve your photography from Lensbaby educators!

Live Panel Discussion

Have a question for our educators? Register to submit your question!

Ask us anything! Do you have questions about gear, business, marketing, blogging, editing, or general how-to?

SCHEDULE
Day 1

Join us Live on Facebook or YouTube to watch the Conference!

 

Craig Strong 10:00 EST Adventures of a Former Photojournalist.


Lensbaby Inventor and Co-Founder, Craig Strong, will share behind-the-scenes stories and lessons from nearly 20 years working on what started as a fun, unlikely side-project making unusual camera lenses.
Robert Pugh 11:00 EST Let’s Get Omni Creative

As a wedding and portrait photographer, I'm always looking for the next creative tools. For me, the OMNI set is a tool in my camera bag to help bring my photography imagination to life. Join me as I talk about the OMNI and how I use this small kit of magical effects at weddings and ill be showcasing the OMNI I in the studio, creating some live portraits with different creativity.

 

Anabel Dflux 12:30 EST Commercial Photography with OMNI "Music photography is arguably one of the most exciting and wild niches you can engage in as an image maker. Musicians, magazines, and fans alike look to skilled photographers to create meaningful pictures that could very well go down in music history. But did you know that the OMNI system from Lensbaby can help you stand out from the crowd?


Kathleen Clemons 1:30 EST My Velvet Journey

Join Kathleen Clemons as she shares her journey with the Lensbaby Velvets. You will see why she adores these lenses and the part they play in her photography. Kathleen will also share tips and advice on using all three Velvets.

 

Dana Leigh 2:30 EST Emotive Portraiture Join Dana Leigh as she demonstrates her process of infusing emotion and depth into her portrait photography with Lensbaby optics. In this session, she will use natural light, shadows and mood to create fine art portraits. Dana will show how she engages with her subjects in a way that tells a story while sharing techniques that help incorporate more emotion into her imagery. She will also talk about the obstacles that hinder her creativity as an artist and what she does to overcome them.

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Day 2

Michael Anthony & Craig Strong

 

10:00 EST The Mindset of Photography Join Michael and Craig as they take a deep dive into the mindset of photography, education, business, and everything photography!
Shelly Corbett 11:15 EST The Magic of Toy Photography

Toys can be so much more than a child’s diversion. They are multi faceted muses; they're a link to our childhood, an opportunity to recreate a favorite movie and they can star in stories or our own making. Put a toy in front of a Lensbaby lens and it can transport you to a magical world of your own creation.

 

Anne Belmont 12:30 EST Finding Your Heart: Creating Flower Portraits with Emotion, Impact and Joy

Join Anne Belmont as she shares her passion for using Lensbaby lenses in her flower and botanical photography. She will share with you her journey in photography to create images that speak to the heart, express emotion and bring the authentic self into photography. As an art therapist, Anne believes in the healing power of both art and nature and she will share how her photography and daily walks in nature have helped her stay centered and joyful even in the most adverse of times.

 

Jyotsna Bhamidipati 1:30 EST Embracing love and light in our everyday lives

Join Jyo as she teaches you how to make beauty happen in the most ordinary spaces using simple observational techniques and how to photograph your subjects creatively. Join her as she takes you behind the scenes to show you how she photographs her authentic self-portraits as well as how she makes magic in different types of light photographing portraits that evoke an emotion.

 

Ute Reckhorn 3:00 EST Light Inspired - A Deep Dive Into My Creative Process

Ute Reckhorn gives us insight on how light determines the quality of your photos and how to best take advantage of it by walking us through her own creative process. Find the answer on how to make your photos successful and unique in this inspiring seminar!

 

Jackie Kramer 4:00 EST Lensbaby - Layers of Love Join Jackie as she brings out the character in floral subjects by layering images made with various Lensbaby optics. She will be showing how she shoots her subjects, as well as textures, using the Sweet 50, the Twist 60, and the Sol 45. Follow along in post-processing to make them shine by editing and combining them as layers in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Leave itching to put some of these ideas into action as you create your own unique images.

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Day 3

Panel Discussion 10:00 EST Photography from ourperspective Join Lensbaby Shoot Extraordinary Speakers and M.C. Michael Anthony as they dive into your questions from the conference! A conversation that you don't want to miss!

 

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