Portland, OR—Lensbaby added two portrait kits to its portfolio that bundle all the Lensbaby gear needed to take senior portraits suited to “teens’ contemporary tastes.” The Portrait kit and the Ultimate Portrait kit combine Lensbaby Creative Effects SLR lenses plus key optics and accessories for creative and fun in-camera photo effects.
“I absolutely love using the double glass and Sweet 35 optics in my Composer Pro,” said Holli True, a leading senior portrait photographer who guided Lensbaby’s selection of the gear for each kit. “The selective focus gives my images a unique and cool effect that has taken my senior portraits to a whole new level! I strive to capture movement and fluidity in my images, and Lensbaby helps me achieve that look with dynamic blur, still allowing me to maintain the clarity where I choose.”
The Portrait kit, priced at $470 includes: the Composer with double glass optic; a soft focus optic; the wide-angle/telephoto kit; Creative Aperture 2 kit; and a Lensbaby system bag.
The Ultimate Portrait kit, at $590, bundles: a Composer Pro with double glass optic; the Scout with soft focus optic; the wide-angle/telephoto kit; the Creative Aperture 2 kit; and a Lensbaby system bag. lensbaby.com
Senior Style Portrait Photography
To celebrate forward-looking senior portrait photography, Lensbaby announced their Senior Style Portrait contest, which will open for submissions on September 1, 2011. Photographers will be encouraged to submit their best senior portraits shot with one of the seven creative optics in the Lensbaby Optic Swap system. Lensbaby will promote the contest throughout the summer, releasing how-to videos and tips along the way to help portrait photographers improve their Lensbaby skills and be ready to submit their best work by the end of the summer. The latest portrait tips video is at http://lensbaby.com/video.php?id=21.
Prizes will go to the top three winners, allowing them to outfit or upgrade their senior portrait tools and studio. Lensbaby also partnered with SmugMug, who will host the submissions’ gallery. The current prize list includes products or services from: Animoto Pro, Canon, Hoodman USA, Kubota Imaging Tools, Manfrotto, Miller’s Professional Imaging, Nasty Clamps, RadioPopper, SYNC, SmugMug, SYNC, Think Tank Photo, Westcott and White House Custom Colour. lensbaby.com