I’ve been obsessed with macro photography since first discovering it in my young teen years. I couldn’t afford a proper macro lens for a really long time, and I couldn’t justify the expense over some other, more practical (for me) equipment. That doesn’t mean I wasn’t experimenting with macro photography for years, however. I still use this technique to take macro photos without a macro lens, even when owning one. I recently covered the topic of freelensing, and wanted to expand on that to get a little more macro.
One of my favorite photography tricks that gives your images a distinctive feeling is freelensing. It’s a technique that imitates tilt-shift photography, a beautiful style of photography that gives you the ability to essentially “shift” your plane of focus. We’re going to cover how to imitate tilt-shift photography with freelensing, and how to freelens and protect your sensor.