The book Lensbaby: Bending Your Perspective, 2nd Edition by Corey Hilz, from Focal, covers Lensbaby lenses, optics, and accessories, while providing a fresh set of photos, a chapter on Lensbaby for video, and updated tricks and tips. This edition features the following Lensbaby products not covered in the first installment: the Composer Pro, Edge 80 Optic, Sweet 35 Optic, and Macro Converters. The book is loaded with advice on composition and techniques for capturing optimal images with your lenses, optics and accessories. Virtually every page displays a full-color image created by a Lensbaby expert to help educate and inspire you.
Chapter 1: The Lenses: Overview Which Lensbaby is Right for Me? Meet the Lensbabies - Composer, Control Freak, Lensbaby 3G, Muse, Original Lensbaby, Lensbaby 2.0 Portfolio I
Chapter 2: Using Your Lensbaby: Exposure and the Lensbaby - Which exposure modes to use, Checking your exposure, Exposure compensation, Guess & check The Sweet Spot - Setting the diopter, Getting it sharp where you want it, Moving the sweet spot, Focus bracketing Aperture Rings - Effect on image softness, Depth of field, Viewfinder brightness Portfolio II
Chapter 3: Optics and Accessories: The Optic Swap System - Double glass, Single glass, Plastic, Pinhole/Zone Plate, Soft Focus, Fisheye Macro - +4, +10, Stacking, Working distance Telephoto Wide Angle Super Wide Creative Aperture Rings - Provided shapes, Making your own shapes Step-up ring: 37 to 52mm Portfolio III
Chapter 4: Creating the Look: Selecting an optic Which aperture to use? How sharp vs. how soft? Creating the streaking effect Portfolio IV
Chapter 5: Creative Ideas, Tips and Tricks: Flash Multiple exposures Overlays Filters HDR B&W Video
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting: What's going on with my Lensbaby? Common problems Community Gallery Conclusion