Next time you find yourself in a garden or field of flowers, try some abstract blurs. Take lots of images because most of them will be failures, but some will be really interesting. Try a relatively slow shutter speed, may start experimenting around a 1/15 second and see what you get when you move the camera. Try different movements, up and down, side to side, twist, and also try quickly zooming the lens during the exposure and see what you get. Post them in the comments below, I'd love to see them. Try it, it's fun!
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I shot the images below at a new tulip garden in Situate, Rhode Island this spring. In these images I was concentrating on a primary subject with a shallow depth of field for lots of background bokeh. In the next few days, I'll post another series of tulip images where I was focused on create blurred abstracts.
Paris-based photographer, Mathieu Stern is back again with another interesting lens experiment.
This time, he created “bokeh madness” by attaching a Russian Jupiter 9 85mm f/2 lens onto his Sony a7II using a M42-to-E tilt adapter.
The Jupiter lens can be purchased for about $100 to $150 on eBay, and has gotten glowing reviews for its image quality and affordability. The tilt lens adapter costs about $30 on eBay.
This is the second video in Stern’s ongoing Weird Lens Challenge series of videos.