Freelensing

Well shoot (HA! get it? like "shooting" a picture. oh photography puns...)! It's been almost three months since my last post! I wish I had a story of some deep, life-changing epiphany and I took off to travel to the world and find myself, but I didn't. Life just got busy. Boring, I know. But things are starting to settle back down again and I actually have time to take pictures again!

A few weeks ago, I saw a post by a photographer mentioning something called "freelensing." After researching it a little more, it seemed like a cool technique to try experimenting with. Freelensing (sometimes also called "Lens Whacking") is when you detach your lens from the camera's body and float it around in front of the sensor to shift the focal plane–almost like what a tilt-shift lens does...except you don't have to pay $2,000 for a new lens.

Yesterday, I finally took the time to try it out.

This is what came out.