When I showed my friend Ben Spiker our Bokeh tool he said, “Oh, I get it! It’s like freelensing.” I had no idea what he meant. He explained that freelensing is when you detach your lens and move it a little to get tilt-shift and light leak effects. Of course Bokeh is much safer for your camera, but I love this kind of lo-fi trickery. This reminded me of one of my favorite photography books, Photojojo! The book and the web site are a fun source of ideas for photography projects. I want everything in their store! And of course Photojojo has a guide to freelensing.

Freelensing Example

Freelensing Light Leak, (c) 2010 Ben Spiker

About Jeff

Jeff Butterworth is the founder of Alien Skin Software. He used to create the products, but now he does marketing and gets coffee for the programmers.
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