Portrait Session with the Lensbaby Edge 35

If you are a Lensbaby beginner and wonder which of the many Lensbaby lenses to use for a portrait session, the Edge 35 is your friend. What I really love about this extremely versatile piece of glass is that it makes finding focus really easy. Unlike other manual lenses, this one is fast and very accurate. It's simple to take sharp and beautiful pictures while staying connected to your subject. I also really like the 35 mm focal length which gives you a great variety from close up to environmental portraits.  Here are some of my favorites from last month's portrait session. A big thanks to Jé for working so well with me:)

Questions? Ask me anything!

For more info on the Lensbaby Edge 35head over to their website!

This blog post is part of a blog circle. We are a group of Lensbaby enthusiasts from all around the world. Each month we share a blog post of Lensbaby images. Please continue your journey, head over to Gizella and read about her March adventures.

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How I Create Art, Even When Life Is Busy

The month of August was a whirlwind of trips, visitors and celebrations. Between birthday parties, all three kids back at home - friends included, and countless trips to the airport, it can be difficult to stay cool and relaxed.Oh, did I mention my dog, my cat and the extremely cute and playful kitten? You get the picture, right?

As much as I love it when the house is full of laughter, I tend to stress out over the workload of things that need to be organized. While it might sound counter productive, that's the time to take a break and do something for my soul. So I pick up my camera and play.

The more stressful my life is, the more I tend to go for quiet pictures. Twice a week I drop my daughter off at a barn for her horseback riding lessons. It nests in a gorgeous neighborhood with an abundance of trees. Once the sun sets behind the mountains, the light is warm and inspiring.

Continuing last month's trend, I decided to whip out my Lensbaby Trio 28 lens. Within minutes I felt my body and soul relaxing. Picture by picture, click after click I could feel how the combination of nature and love fixed me.

At the beginning of the year I came across a saying that I made my personal motto for 2018:

IF YOU GET TIRED, LEARN TO REST, NOT TO QUIT

Going out and taking pictures, I must admit,  is a very active form of rest. Nevertheless it get's me in the moment. I love how it recharges my batteries. Go try it out yourself and let me know how it worked for you!

This blog post is part of the blog circle I joined in January. We are a group of Lensbaby enthusiasts from all around the world. Each month we share a blog post of Lensbaby images. Every blog in the circle will end with a link to the next member. Please continue your journey and head over to Seonaid's blog. Thanks for reading and see you soon again with more stories!