David Williams Photography Freelensing

What, my lens was free? Ha, I wish! Freelensing is where the image is captured when the lens has been detached from the body. I am just starting to play around with this technique and so far, it’s interesting! Each lens will have some variances on the outcome, I am still playing around with my different lenses. ๐Ÿ˜€ I read today that using Nikkor lenses on a Canon body works rather well.

I decided to go with the (slightly) muted colour look on this image, I seem to gravitate towards that when processing flowers for some reason!


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19 thoughts on “Freelensing…

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  2. Beautiful flowers, David. I really liked the colors. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I remember the first time I saw these flowers – they reminded of mickey mouse heads. ๐Ÿ˜€ That was also one of the reasons I captured them, though with my 2MP mobile camera. The photos came out pretty well. Do let me know if they are the same flowers.
    Those flowers can be found in the slideshow at this link –

    Thanks, David!

  3. That’s pretty sharp on the left side for freelensing. It’s an awesome, very nuanced technique. I’ve tried it a couple times and there is a bit of “see how that comes out” charm to it. I’ve been thinking of trying it with sun flares, or some kind of direct light that might toss in some interesting leaks. The purple and yellow pop so well here, even if muted a bit. Love the DOF, and that’s what I love about the technique as you can also get some unusual blur.

    • Thank you for the comment Brandon. When I first started this technique two weeks ago, I accidentally got a bit of light bleed on a picture of Cait…I actually kinda like how it turned out (perhaps I’ll post that on Saturday)! Sun flare would be interesting using freelensing and yea, I totally agree with ya on your “see how that comes out” statement! Fun times to be had eh?

    • Hi Gracie, glad the image inspired you to perhaps try this technique. To me, that’s one of the best compliments, it’s right up there when someone mentions an image reminds them of a past memory…super cool! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. This is amazing… I can touch and pick up these flowers… How beautiful, they all dropped on my desk now ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you dear David, I have heard this tecnique too but I learned much more now… With my love, nia

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