Tuesday, April 21, 2020

A New Lensbaby Velvet!

Many of you know that the Lensbaby Velvet 56 and Velvet 85 are two of my favorite lenses. I am happy to announce that Lensbaby has added a sibling to the family, the Velvet 28! This lens is 28mm, and the minimum focus distance is about 2 inches!

The lens provides a soft glow overlaid on a sharp background, this glow lessens as you stop down in aperture. With 12 blades, the bokeh is nice and round and it's wonderful! I started beta testing this lens this winter and had fun seeing what I could do with it.

My favorite thing about this version of Velvet is that I can go from shooting a soft, floral macro subject to a landscape with tack sharp detail at 28mm without changing lenses.

I also had fun shooting some subjects both soft and dreamy and also sharp and detailed, it's great to have choices!

I am really looking forward to trying the Velvet 28 with large flowers like Dahlias this summer, this lens definitely has a space in my camera bag.

Happy Shooting!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

New Class and T-shirt!

Hi everyone,

Today Lensbaby will be launching two new Kathleen Clemons items. The first is a class I filmed for them last September at Swan Island Dahlias in Oregon.  You can see me teach a group of photographers the best practices for photographing flowers, and how to use five different Lensbaby lenses. The class is $30 but comes with a $30 credit for a future purchase, so if you are thinking of adding a Lensbaby item, the class is like a free bonus. Click here for the class.

The other news is that to go along with this class launch, I designed a new limited edition Lensbaby T-shirt from one of my flower drawings (see design above). So excited about this! You can find the shirt here

I am also taking over Lensbaby’s Instagram today (January 14th) and will be sharing tips on shooting flowers indoors, their Instagram page is @seeinanewway.

Happy Shooting!