If you missed the last Atlanta workshop, here’s your chance to learn freelensing – and I’m doing it bigger and better this go ’round, with plenty of models and a lighting demo added!
What is freelensing?
With the freelensing technique, the photographer shoots with the lens detached and slightly tilted away from the camera body, creating a tilt-shift effect.
I love mixing up the types of images I give my clients by incorporating freelensing into my work! The awesome thing about freelensing (as opposed to buying a tilt-shift lens or a Lensbaby), is that you can do it on the fly with the lens that’s already on your camera body!
What do I need to bring?
Bring your DSLR camera and a PRIME (not zoom!) lens. The best lenses for freelensing tend to be between 35mm and 135mm. I freelens primarily with my 50mm Canon lens. NOTE: If you’re shooting Nikon, I recommend that you bring one of Nikon’s older lenses with an aperture ring. This is an adjustable ring on the lens that allows you to select your aperture – not the same as the focusing ring! If you do not have an older aperture ring lens, you can still freelens; we will simply stick a small piece of electrical tape to the back of your lens to hold your shutter open. (Trust me; it works great and won’t hurt your gear!)
What will we be doing?
- learn to freelens, from the very basics of how to hold your camera, to more complex techniques like diagonal tilting and motion freelensing.
- photograph models – plenty of them! – both individuals and couples.
- have a freelens portrait made of yourself by me!
- practice mingling freelensing and off-camera flash techniques.
- learn which locations work best for freelensing.
- experience freelensing as a layer in the photograph – it’s so much more than a fun trick!
How long will the workshop last?
We will wrap up at sunset and head to a nearby pub for drinks and snacks. Stick around and mingle!
How do I attend?
Sign up below!
NOTE: This experience is not recommended for those with mobility challenges!.We will walk about a mile during the course of the class, with parts of the trek on uneven ground.