Think Outside the Box!

So I have this lens lovingly called the “nifty 50.” It is a great little lens for not too much money in terms of lens prices. I tried something new with it that I thought was pretty cool.

Instead of attaching the lens to the camera like normal, I flipped it around so the part that normally attaches to the camera is facing out. Since there is now no way to mount the lens to the camera, you just have to hold it up to the camera opening. What this does is change the focusing distance, so instead of a 50mm lens, I now have a macro lens and can get SUPER close to the subject.

The photos have this dream-like quality to them since they are always slightly blurred. I think the effect is super neat and you can get really abstract pictures with this method. Pretty cool!

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