Hi my name is Karen and I'm a photographer. I love all aspects of photography and especially enjoy Street Photography. I use a variety of cameras but for this project I have used a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a variety of lenses. For this shoot I have used the Lensbaby Composer lens.
With this lens you have to manually focus, the depth of field is limited and can be modified by bending the lens itself or adding aperture discs, different macro screw in filters, or you can add a macro extender or telephoto convertor to the main lens which creates all sorts of different effects. One of the things I particularly like is you really have to work at your composition with one of these types of lenses, it makes you stop and think about what you are shooting, the rate at which you shoot as well as the light and the subject. You cannot adjust the aperture digitally, this has to be done by adding the aperture discs which are equivalent to your f stops. I love the creative nature of this particular lens and how you can create images within the actual camera itself.
On Sunday the 30th April 2017, I took part in a Photo Walk in London organised by Michael Rammel. A large group of Photographers all met in Carnaby Street at one of the local coffee shops there. It was fab to see different photographers of varying experience and different cameras and lenses. It was a great opportunity for us all to chat about Photography in the full knowledge that we were chatting to someone who was as equally enthusiastic about photography as they were.
Here are some shots that I took on the day, I will be adding a link to more as I post them up on my website