Focusing the Velvet 56

The Lensbaby Velvet 56 is a versatile lens. When you shoot wide open(aperture of f/1.6) the images have a wonderful glow. However, your focus needs to be spot on when shooting wide open. Here are a couple of things you can do to ensure that the image is in focus when...

Lensbaby Velvet 56 Product Review

The UPS man knocked on the door and left a package, a long awaited package with two Lensbaby Velvet 56 mm lenses for our Fuji X-mount cameras. Mine will be used on a Fuji XE-2 and Roxanne’s will be used on a Fuji XT-1. The lenses are long, which would typically mean...

May 24th—A Very Special Day

On May 24, 2009, I went on my first photo shoot with Roxanne. A love of pets and photography brought us together. Even though we were two very different photographers—I chased clouds and sunsets, she chased birds—within thirty minutes I felt like I’d known her...

Old Friends Who’ve Just Met

Facebook photography groups are wonderful venues to exchange information and learn by viewing the images uploaded by other photographers. Roxanne and I administer a Facebook group called Lensbaby Artistry. The group now has almost 2400 members, who create amazing...

Sunday Morning Walkabout

Sunday morning the alarm went off early in our household. Our furry kids, Micah and Niki were thrown off guard. The thought of their humans getting up at dark thirty had them totally flummoxed. After breakfast, the Lensbaby Duo hit the road and drove to Sarasota for a...
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