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Ain’t Got A Lens, Baby

Hello, and welcome. Thank you so much to my Twitter buddy @mitzs for asking me to guest blog at Pursuing Photoshop today, I was honoured to do so. But what about here, what should I bleat on about today…. 

The Lensbaby

What is it?

The “lensbaby” is a simple, single element lens mounted in a flexible housing which allows it not only to be focused, but tilted as well. Yes, it’s a tilt lens too. That should make those Holga owners green with envy! The aperture can be varied from f2.8 to f8 via the use of a series of fixed aperture stops. You change stops by removing a rubber retaining ring, changing the stop (which looks like a washer) and replacing the rubber retaining ring. []

Read more here at photo.net

The Effect

Easier to show than describe, so here are a couple of examples;



Oi Rodent, I Thought This Was A Photoshop Blog?

Indeed it is, but now I’ve shown you what the effect is, let’s find a couple of tutorials that show us how to get a close recreation of it.


Photoshop Tutorial: Lensbaby/Low Aperture Look


Pretty straight forward tutorial, giving a subtle Lensbaby effect.





Get the Lensbaby Look in Photoshop

A more indepth and full tutorial with a couple of examples. Well worth a read.



Have a great Wednesday everyone. See you tomorrow!

About Eric Renno (435 Articles)
Eric’s background in video editing with Adobe Premier led to his interest, and then obsession, with Photoshop. Starting TipSquirrel.com as a hobby he is proud to have gathered together and be a part of The Photoshop Nuts. Known as only “TipSquirrel” for two years, Eric ‘went public’ when he was a finalist in The Next Adobe Photoshop Evangelist competition. He’s also been a finalist in Deke’s Techniques Photoshop Challenge. While still taking on some freelance work, Eric has recently become a Lecturer at Peterborough’s Media and Journalism Centre where he enjoys sharing his knowledge as well as learning new skills. This realisation that he loves to teach has made Eric look at altering his career path.

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