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100cameras is a nonprofit organization that identifies children living in unjust conditions and gives them cameras to document their lives. Their photo narratives are used to raise awareness and capital to meet physical needs and empower sustainable growth within their community. 100cameras believes that children should be both heard and defended. Photography is the vehicle that both carries their voice across borders and raises funds to better their communities.
Photos taken with the lens detached from the camera but held in place and moved around to focus. This also lets extra light in sometimes causing light leaks and giving a vintage look and feel.
Freelensing can also:
- Give extra bokeh by shrinking the area in focus (aperture is 0)
- Allow for super macro shots
- Produce ethereal lighting by allowing stray light to get in to the sensor
- Make delicious light leaks
- Create tilt-shift effects
1. Don’t take just one picture, or two….shoot lots….if it was exciting enough to you to put your camera to your eye to shoot a couple of photos, then it should remain exciting enough to shoot 20, or, even, 200. Remember, pixels are free.
2. When photographing a person, relate to that person. Don’t hide behind the camera. Get out from that cubbyhole behind the lens where it’s warm and dark and you feel hidden and get out there in that vulnerable zone in front of the lens, and share and participate in the adventure with them.
3. Try not to shoot outdoors in harsh, bright, high noon sun. (At least most of the time.) The sun is a big dog, and you don’t want to fight with the big dog.
4. Don’t shoot everything from eye level! Get high! Get low! Climb something. Lay down. Get a different perspective.
5. Carry a camera. As famed photog Jay Maisel says, it’s hard to take pictures without one.