The Hearts of Abby: Family Photography, Toronto, Ontario

Today, continuing the sneak peek for the O-Family, I thought I would upload one of the ‘heart’ photos. This was shot with a lensbaby G3 lens, which is a selective focus lens. A heart shaped creative aperture disk is installed which causes the specular highlights to show up as hearts. The hearts don’t show up as strongly as they would have if we’d had a background of out-of-focus lights, but you can see them all around, if you look. My Hearts & Stars blog post shows a clearer example of how well the shapes can show up if the specular highlights are more pronounced.


I hope you like the hearts Abby! 🙂

Gordon McGregorNovember 6, 2007 - 11:14 am

I really like it a bit more subtly used, like this. I have a tendency to beat people over the head with effects like that, shooting with an entire christmas tree worth of lights behind the head or something 🙂

Now that gives me an idea – cut a christmas tree shape out of my spare aperture disks – think that’ll be happening this year!

HollyNovember 6, 2007 - 11:35 am

Ok, Gordon, I’m going to have to have a discussion about how and what you use to cut your aperature disks. I wasn’t having much luck with my halloween attempt. Maybe next year!

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