I wasn’t sure whether or not I would find much use for Lensbaby’s Omni Creative Filters when they came out last month, but after seeing the images that others were capturing I decided to give them a try. I quickly fell in love with them, although I must admit that there is a bit of a learning curve.
Since most of the photos I take are along my walks, I tried them out on my normal subjects - flowers and my normal neighborhood views. Although I took a number of shots, there were many that didn’t work, but those that did, I loved!
I am still trying to figure out the angle to position the filters to get the best effect, but I suspect that will take some time to master. The rainbow film made my favorite tree pop.
What surprised me was how great flowers looked using the filters. They created interesting images and backgrounds.
I found that the distorted light improved even my normal neighborhood subjectst. The stretched glass felt like it was bringing energy to our neighborhood Buddha.
I haven’t had a chance to try out the filters with people shots, but I look forward to doing so. Some of the images I saw that others captured were fantastic. I am glad that I added these Omni filters to my camera gear. Although I primarily use Lensbaby lenses these days, I love that they can be used on any lenses. Thanks Lensbaby for helping me push my creative boundaries once again.
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