The Bloom Collective | Freelensing, Tilt Shift, Lensbaby or Alternative Lens II

“Life is but a day:
A fragile dewdrop on its perilous way
From a tree’s summit”
-John Keats

If a life is but a day, a dewdrop falling from a tree, then I’m catching it’s branches to remember the trip. The gentle touch of a little hand, the giggle of a baby not able to be contained, a hug between brothers; all branches I want to keep with me as I fall.

I love the art of freelensing because it creates a dreamy, surreal feel in which everything melts into the blur of a manual tilt shift and forces you to focus on the tiny details within the shot. It takes a moment in the midst of chaos and allows it to remain for a lifetime.
-Keira Kielmeyer

Keira Kielmeyer of Keira Grace Photography | Canon 5D Mark III, 24mm, 1/800, f4.5, ISO 160

Sarah Pogorzelski | Canon 5D Mark III, Lensbaby Velvet 56, 1/100, f1.6, ISO 250

Kate Bragg | Canon 5D Mark III, Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 50 Optic, 1/125, f4.5, ISO 500

Lexi Brenner | Nikon D700, Lensbaby 85 Edge with Composer Pro, 1/50, f2.8, ISO 2000

Sharlene Britton | Nikon D7200, Nikkor 35mm 1.8, 1/320, f8.0, ISO 125

Stephanie Bryan Photography | Canon 5D Mark IV, Helios 44-2, 1/640, f11, ISO 100

Melinda Meredith | Nikon D810, Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic, 1/1600, ISO 200

Nancy Lary Photography | Canon 5D Mark II, Lensbaby, 1/60, f4.0, ISO 3200

Liz Salem | Nikon D750, LensBaby Edge 80, 1/1250, f2.4, ISO 500

Lara Gowder | Sony a850, Lensbaby Composer Sweet 35, 1/125, ISO 800

Christine Blaylock Photography | Canon 60D, Lensbaby Composer Pro II Sweet 35, 1/160, f2.5, ISO 160