Course Start: JULY CLASS FULL. Offered again in October!
Instructor: Kathleen Clemons Duration: 4 Weeks Cost: US$129


Just what is it about Lensbabies that has everyone talking? Why are wedding, portrait, product , stock and nature photographers all raving about these lenses? Lensbaby photos are everywhere! Isn’t it time you found out why so many photographers are embracing the lensbaby blur?

What exactly is a Lensbaby? A Lensbaby is a lens made for selective focus photography. A selected part of your image will be in focus, and you control just where that ‘sweet spot’ of focus will be by tilting the lens. The remaining areas of your image are softly and gradually blurred, creating unique, eye-catching images. No other lens (or Photoshop manipulation) can give you the originality, flexibility or creativity of the Lensbaby. This lens will change the way you work, and how you see the world.

Kathleen will show you the how, what and why you need to get you using these lenses to create works of art with your camera. If you are a fan of selective focus, these are definitely the lenses for you. The photographs you can make with a Lensbaby are simply magical. Are you ready to move beyond recording the obvious and start making photos that stand out and allow your personal expression to shine? There is a learning curve with any new lens, Kathleen will shorten yours in just 4 weeks. By the end of this class you’ll be bending with confidence, and making wonderfully creative images.



Course Outline:

Getting started: basic bending and philosophy.
Understanding what the Lensbaby is capable of providing.
Lensbaby equipment: Models and Accessories.
The optic swap system
Bending light.
How to see the familiar in a new way.
How and when to control aperture.
Selective focusing.
The magic of lensbaby bokeh.


Course Requirement:
Any camera with full manual exposure mode, with any of the selective focus models of Lensbaby (Muse, Composer, Composer Pro, etc., The Lensbaby Velvet 56 is a straight lens and not appropriate for this class) and a desire to increase your originality and creativity. Macro shooters will want to add extension tubes or macro diopters to get closer. Kathleen recommends starting with either the Sweet 50 or Sweet 35 optics.



Instructor: Kathleen Clemons

bio-shot-Kathleen1 (1)Kathleen Clemons is a New England based photographer, living on the beautiful coast of Maine. Primarily a nature photographer, Kathleen is known for her creative use of natural light and unique, stunning compositions. Her work is represented by FogStock, ChromaZone Images, The Jaynes Gallery, Corbis and Getty Images. She was named a “Lensbaby Guru” by the makers of Lensbaby lenses. With a background in education, and a passion for both photography and teaching, she loves to teach others how to improve their photography skills. Kathleen’s photos may be viewed at

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