Thursday, October 24, 2019

New Lensbaby Omni Color Expansion Pack Magic!

      Last June I posted information about the new Lensbaby Omni system for shooting through, a fun tool set for making photos in a new and creative way. Today Lensbaby announced a new pack for the Omni system, the Omni Color Expansion Pack, and I have been lucky enough to be shooting with it for the last month. This pack contains a set of reflective colored film strips that allow you to add color and light to your subjects, some strips are textured and some are plain. I have been having a blast shooting with these and have definitely found the magic of Lensbaby once again!

     I spent some time shooting in my gardens, but the real magic happened for me when I shot raindrops on some leaves after a heavy rain, when I saw this image through my viewfinder I could barely breathe!

     Here is a shot of my set up with the Omni color film on my Velvet 85 as well as the actual subject, you can see why the image on the back of my camera showed me the magic of using these:

  I can change the color or temperature of the light across the entire frame, or add color to a particular area of my composition. Adding color allows me to lessen possible distractions, to simplify or add interest to my subjects.

     I have too many favorites to post them all here so I made a short video for you, all images were created with this new pack and my Lensbaby Velvet 85, so much fun and I love the effect!

Happy Shooting!


  1. I was so moved by these images, they are truly beautiful and mesmerizing. I can’t even really explain how watching this made me feel.

  2. WOW, absolutely stunning ! I love the feeling when an image in your camera takes your breath away ....

  3. Your images are lovely. If I thought I could take some and they would look like yours, I would definitely buy the new pack. I still have not become comfortable with the Omni system that I purchased.
    You are such an inspiration Kathleen.

  4. Kathleen, your work always takes my breath away -- it's always emotional for me. This new addition to the OMNI collection had already piqued my curiosity. I got the email, and I had seen it on their website, but it did not impress me as much as your video and this page have. Now, I definitely have to add it to my collection. Thanks so much for doing this video. VERY helpful.

  5. Truly magical, Kathleen! Stunning shots.

  6. I echo Carla's comments! I just recently subscribed to Lensbaby so also received their email. I don't have any Lensbabies yet (hopefully waiting til Good Friday). Had decided this new OMNI product did not interest me ... but your work as always is breathtaking! Just might have to add it to my list :):)