I was sitting in the garden in the sunshine one day last week, with my camera at the side of me.  I don’t know what it was that reminded me, but I remembered reading about freelensing somewhere a while back.  Something I would never DARE to do back then.

It involves taking the lens off your camera, and just holding it against the camera body while moving it away slightly to create a tilt/shift effect.  (This is quite a scary concept to me because of the danger of getting any kind of dirt inside the camera and on the sensor, which can damage the sensor and/or make strange marks and squiggles on your images.)  Except, I thought you had to turn the lens around, so that’s what I did.  And by doing that I found I was able to get super close up (macro) images.  And the results are below … I decided you don’t have to worry too much about perfect focus, but just go with the arty-farty flow. as you’ll see…. 😉

And because I wanted to know a bit more about this, and because I’m not much of a writer, I looked up “freelensing” on Google and this article by Luke Roberts was pretty interesting, so you might want to have a read.  I also did a search on Flickr, which came up with some great images.  Worth exploring I think!  If you’ve tried this before leave me a comment below, I’d love to know how you got on!

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This post is part of the sisterhood stories blog circle, please check out Kay Maguire Photography to see the next blog in the circle.