Updated edition of Lensbaby book showcases new techniques and products for “Bending Your Perspective”


posted Friday, November 30, 2012 at 12:33 PM EDT


The Lensbaby line of lenses, optics and accessories were designed to let you unleash your creative side to create eyecatching photos with an SLR or mirrorless camera. With some of the effects being pretty unique, though, it can take a little while to grasp the possibilities.

That's where Corey Hilz's book, "Bending Your Perspective," comes in. Just released in its second edition, the 318-page volume offers inspiration aplenty. Hundreds of images captured with Lensbaby products are included, many of them shot by Hilz, who is a recognized Lensbaby Guru.

An image shot with the Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic by photographer Corey Hilz.

The new edition of the book adds an extra 46 pages over the first edition, and covers five new products: the Composer Pro, Sweet 35 and Edge 80 Optics, as well as the Scout and Macro Converters. Available immediately with soft cover, it's priced at US$30 from the Lensbaby store. An e-book edition is planned, but not yet available.

For photographers in the New York area, Hilz will be visiting Unique Photo to give a two-hour talk about his photos and the new book. The session is scheduled for December 15 at 4pm; more details on the Unique Photo website. Can't make it to the talk? Watch the Lensbaby blog's video interview with Hilz instead.

A recognized Lensbaby Guru, Hilz offers tips and inspiration on using Lensbaby optics and accessories in his second-edition book and forthcoming e-book.