OMNI can be used for a whole lot more than just portraits! These unique, enchanting flower and nature images from Kathleen Clemons prove that the creative possibilities with OMNI really are endless!
Whenever I am testing a new product, it takes me a little time to figure out what it can bring to the kind of work I do. Though I have been amazed by the portraits taken using the Omni Creative Filter System, I needed to see if I could utilize it with the close up nature photography that I love. I am happy to tell you that I am having a ball with it, bending light and selectively blurring areas of the frame has been lots of fun!
I first tried the Omni system with my 180mm and 24-70mm lenses and made some fun images:
I was especially excited when Lensbaby recently sent me a step up ring so that I could try the system with my Velvet 85, and I spent yesterday morning experimenting with that combination and can tell you that I definitely bonded with it. Painting with light is a blast!
I used several different wands, but my favorite images were with the Stretch Glass and Triangular Prism Effect Wands used together. I kept the Velvet 85 on f/2.8 for all of these photos.
It’s always good to push yourself to try something new, the Omni system helped me to create some very unique images and definitely earned a place in my camera bag.