The Free 52 Project | January

Freelensing - the art of detaching your lens from your camera and manually holding it in place to create a tilt-shift effect in your image.

It's no secret I adore creative imagery. Whether it's using light, depth-of-field or something like freelensing - it stops me in my tracks. I simply love it. One thing I want to work on this year is to bring more creativity to my work. Enter freelensing. I have been following a few photographers over the past few years that freelens. Their images are stunning! I wanted to see if I could create using this technique too, but I was nervous. You mean I have to detach my lens? What if I drop it? (Which, by the way, has happened once already. Lucky for me it landed on some soft snow so no harm was done...but it made me more aware of my surroundings that's for sure.) What if I get dust on my sensor? Oh the anxiety!

A funny thing happened though - I tried it and I was hooked. And those worries? Well, they went on the back burner. Don't get me wrong, they are still there, but when I am able to create an image I love, it all becomes worth it.

With any project I start, it always helps to have a support group behind the scenes. A like-minded group that I can depend on for feedback and encouragement. I had one during my 365 project last year...and it definitely helped me finish. I somehow was lucky enough to find a group that was doing a 52 week project revolving around freelensing. The gals in this group are crazy talented and I am so excited to learn and grow with them. A few of us are doing a blog circle so after viewing my images, click through the circle where you can see what I am talking about.

Ok, time for my January images...I am very thankful I was able to get out of the house to practice. My hands froze, but it was worth it. Enjoy!

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2 | 523 | 524 | 52Now, head over to see what Christine Wright captured during January. I'm sure it will be amazing! ♥