July 1, 2012
Chronological correctness was never an imperative on this blog, so a bunch of older shots still sitting in the queue will have to wait – first something new I’ve been playing around with: freelensing. Tricky thing, doing it handheld and all, but really fun. And a lot cheaper than real tilt-shift – then again: far from the real thing. And to be honest: I’ve never been more tempted to get a tilt-shift lens than in the past few days. Obviously, only a fraction of the following images was shot freelensing, it’s a nice option but as with any effect – don’t overuse it.
One of my first test shots.
A bit of climbing. Of course no freelensing while hanging 15 meters above ground…
Uuups. Split screen, must have hit the wall a bit hard. Just a protective glass though…
Jonas. Probably the best environment to shoot with no lens attached, dirt and chalk flying around…
Landscape freelensing is a lot harder because the increased distance of the rear lens element to the sensor effectively takes away the ability to focus far away objects.
It is possible to get far focus, it’s quite difficult though and only achievable at the far left or far right side of the frame, depending on which way you tilt the lens. This one was shot with the 24mm F2.8 at 1/25 second shutter speed, handheld. With freelinsing, the wider the lens, the harder it is to get a sharp picture, so you might want to start with a 85mm and close objects, like the climbing portraits above.
Lovely place to live.
Made a trip to Mannheim the next day, location scouting.
On the road.
First time I made to Mannheim’s docks.