Lensbaby Composer Giveaway

by on May 31, 2011

in Contests

This Summer is looking to be a fun one – with lots of goodies to give away to Photography Bay readers.  To kick things off, one lucky reader will get a Lensbaby Composer lens in the camera mount of his or her choice.

To get a shot at the lens, all you have to do is:

Tell Us What You Would Shoot With a New Lensbaby Composer

You can get your message out (and a chance to win) a couple of different ways.  Each way gets you an entry to win (for a max total of 2 entries).

  1. Leave your response in the comments below.
  2. Tweet your response, and include the following link in your tweet: http://bit.ly/jiVBuq

That’s it!

The contest will end on Monday, June 13, 2011.  The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll email or tweet you the confirmation.

The Lensbaby Composer is available for the following camera mounts: Canon EF (EOS), Nikon F, Sony Alpha A / Minolta Maxxum, Pentax K / Samsung GX, and Olympus E1 / Panasonic Lumix DMC

Be sure to leave your email in the appropriate box of the comment form and follow @photographybay on Twitter (so I can DM you for your contact info if you win).  If I do not receive a response from the winner within 3 days, I will select another winner at random. The prize can only be shipped to a US address.




1 Karen Puglisi May 31, 2011 at 5:47 pm

I would shoot people, landscapes and probably just about everything thing I can find.

2 David Phok May 31, 2011 at 5:52 pm

WOW that’s that is really cool i didn’t know much about that lens =)

3 Nuno Cruz May 31, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Well… I would shot everything.

4 Chris Day May 31, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Models!!!! I can only imagine the cool shots I could get!

5 Harry Michalas May 31, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I would shout portraits and nature

6 Jon Thiessen May 31, 2011 at 6:03 pm

I would shoot outdoor portraits in the rocky mountains!

7 Jason Wilkie May 31, 2011 at 6:03 pm

I would experiment with long exposures and strobes !

8 Jeremy D. Martin May 31, 2011 at 6:04 pm

my nephew.

9 Doyt May 31, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Historic buildings and monuments in my home town.

10 George May 31, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Editorial portraiture and the dogs…

11 Nemea May 31, 2011 at 6:43 pm

If I had a Lensbaby Composer, I would use it to shoot nature macros, rural and urban landscapes and portraits.

12 Alex Racanelli May 31, 2011 at 6:45 pm

A Lensbaby Composer…a great way to spark creativity…

13 Baldemar Castillo May 31, 2011 at 6:55 pm

I have been shooting babies lately and would love to try this out on them. The possibilities are endless.

14 Baldemar Castillo May 31, 2011 at 6:57 pm

That sounded odd. I meant I have been photographing babies lately and would love to try this out on them.

15 Steve F. May 31, 2011 at 7:03 pm

I would shoot a little of everything with the Lensbaby Composer … just a little differently than with a normal lens.

16 Krevlin Goodspeed May 31, 2011 at 7:09 pm

I would probably sell it off to buy proper Nikon gear instead of some cheapo toy lens or shoot the most mundane subjects with it, like dog droppings or out of focus bald spots.

17 Ralph June 3, 2011 at 6:25 am

Oh another elitist arslaugh, sell ur Nikon junk an get a Minolta…. :)

18 Chuck Rudisill May 31, 2011 at 7:46 pm

I would use it to shoot life….

19 Jonathan Lin May 31, 2011 at 7:49 pm

I would shoot everything with it! Nature, Portraits, the possibilities are endless!

20 Brenden May 31, 2011 at 7:51 pm

I cannot tell you what I would shoot with this baby. It is the one thing out there that has yet to be stereotypically photographed in tilt-shiftedness. Hook me up and you’ll find out what it is!
Really though, I want this.

21 MyFrozenFeet May 31, 2011 at 8:27 pm

I can think of many situations I’d use this for. Tell ya what… you’ll have to wait and find out once I get such a tool! Good on PB for such giveaways!

22 Susan May 31, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I think one of the best ways to use a Lensbaby is to shoot my grandkids. Especially when they are in the house. Lots of clutter to blur out. I did a free Lensbaby class. We had a model come in for our shoot. I used a Composer in the class. Great effects with the model. The ability to create with Lensbabies is unlimited. I would also like to shoot video with a Lensbaby. That would be interesting. I have been wanting to by the Composer Pro with the Sweet 35 Optic.

23 Richard May 31, 2011 at 9:22 pm

I plan on shooting the Tetons and Yellowstone National Park when I go home to Wyoming to visit my family.

24 Jay Welsch May 31, 2011 at 9:29 pm

I would shoot a long night sky exposure with my Canon 7D and laptop (no remote yet).

25 grush May 31, 2011 at 9:33 pm

I would shoot architecture and nature and experiment with a false sense of perspective.

26 Giubeppe May 31, 2011 at 9:36 pm

I mainly take pictures of children, the atmosphere the lensbaby gives is magic.

27 Kerry May 31, 2011 at 10:20 pm

I’d use it to give a unique point of view to my landscape series.

28 Chris May 31, 2011 at 10:59 pm

I’d make pictures of people that look like mini people.

29 Angella~Dee May 31, 2011 at 11:00 pm

I would go up in a hot air balloon or go on a parachute drop and photo the curvature of the Eart and or the stars!!

30 didaskalos May 31, 2011 at 11:43 pm

I would shoot perspectives of rural mailboxes.

31 Tamz June 1, 2011 at 12:02 am

I have been looking for something for some great product pictures so this would be great!!

32 Fabio June 1, 2011 at 1:27 am

I would shoot time-lapse videos of natural landscapes and experiment with several other subjects.

33 bonpierce June 1, 2011 at 1:35 am

The world would be my oyster with a lensbaby composer!

34 Dean June 1, 2011 at 2:16 am

I would shoot HD videos

35 Lee Smith June 1, 2011 at 4:52 am

I agree with a previous comment: shoot everything, because this is such a creative gadget…

36 Timothy White June 1, 2011 at 8:43 am

I would experiment with the Composer, in all areas of photography until I know how to get the best results in those areas. I am not a pro yet, just hopeful. So any of the Lensbaby line up should be a lot of fun.

37 Scott Cressman June 1, 2011 at 9:05 am

Looked at purchasing these Lens Baby products earlier…..winning one is even better. I would shoot nature macros and lots of fun shots of Grand Nephews/Nieces at the shoreline and poolside!

38 Georgia Cressman June 1, 2011 at 9:09 am

Sounds like the creativity spark I need to shoot the great nephews and nieces at the beach.

39 Randall Pugh June 1, 2011 at 9:25 am

I don’t think I could pick out one thing. This would be a whole new view and inspiration too. You know the old saying. The sky is the limit. He he

40 Matt Osborne June 1, 2011 at 10:02 am

Anything and everything. This lens would create so many more compositional opportunities. Just the thing I need to snap my out of the Shooter’s block plaguing my 365 project.

41 Yuri June 1, 2011 at 10:12 am

With a Lensbaby composer I would shoot film through a Nikon F100, the subject? My 4 year old daughter and her friends.

42 Fried Toast June 1, 2011 at 10:36 am

I already have one! So I would give it away to a less well off photography enthusiast in my area. I know several people that would love something like this, but don’t necessarily have the means to get it.

43 Irene June 1, 2011 at 10:44 am

I’d photograph dogs and kids and landscapes and anything, Lensbaby looks like fun!

44 Valerie June 1, 2011 at 10:46 am

Besides trying to shoot everything …. I think I would focus on bridal self-portrait with this! Wish a girl luck with or without the Composer, eh?! :-) But pick me! Pick me!

45 Dan June 1, 2011 at 11:22 am

I would shoot some sweet Haidong Gumdo action :-)

46 Mike June 1, 2011 at 11:57 am

Awesome – I’ve been very interested to play with one of these. Thanks!

47 Debra Cutchins June 1, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I’d shoot flowers, landscape, people…whatever. Would love to try it out.

48 Rifter June 1, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I’d photograph people. Probably my daughter a lot.

49 David Schafer June 1, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I’d add the Macro lens set and shoot the faces of small figurines to create strange portraits.

50 hep June 1, 2011 at 1:59 pm

i would love to shoot the golden gate bridge for her 74th birthday with it!

51 Leonardo Matheus June 1, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I think I would shoot almost anything =)
But mainly portraits, the lensbaby effect on portraits is great!

52 David June 1, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Action figure portraits!

53 Dima Shapira June 1, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I’m probably going to shoot fashion with this baby :)

54 Paul Wallace June 1, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I would shoot landscapes and portraits and flowers oh my!

55 Sue S Puetz June 1, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I will shoot everything Vancouver – street photography, events, architecture, landscapes . . . I’ll be on a 3-week vacation there beginning late June.

56 Kore Chan June 1, 2011 at 2:45 pm

That’s a terrible question…I would shoot everything w/ any lens that I own. :-D

57 Alexander Davis June 1, 2011 at 2:58 pm

I’d shoot action figures with a macro lens in situations that make them seem larger than they are.

58 Sarah Lough June 1, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Seniors…they always like a bit more edge to them.

59 Zebedee Smith June 1, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I would shoot pictures of my cousins, nieces & nephew. Great chance for enhanced action shots with selective focus.

60 Howard J June 1, 2011 at 3:06 pm

My kids and cars, and horses!

61 Nate Croft June 1, 2011 at 3:35 pm

A nun-chuck manual, in beautiful selective focus.

62 Patrick S. June 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I would experiment shooting most everything. I’m anxious to try it on fireworks.

63 Sam Breach June 1, 2011 at 3:55 pm

What would I shoot? I’d shoot San Francisco

64 Jason Alger June 1, 2011 at 4:30 pm

What wouldn’t I try to shoot with a lens baby? So many new possibilities.

65 Georgeann Chambers June 1, 2011 at 4:39 pm

I would open my mind to any and all possibilities. Architecture; Landscapes; Nature. Limitless options!

66 Ken Stead June 1, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Food shots for my Backroadblogger project.

67 Niccolo June 1, 2011 at 6:26 pm

i would shoot portraits and landscapes

68 Phil June 1, 2011 at 7:12 pm


69 Scott June 1, 2011 at 8:20 pm

I would take pictures of my boys…

70 Dulcia June 1, 2011 at 8:35 pm

itty, bitty baby parts… and kids and maternity shots

71 Emily June 1, 2011 at 9:02 pm

I’d use it to shoot some artistic engagement pictures with it.

72 Big Job June 1, 2011 at 9:29 pm

I like slugs. I’d like to use the Composer to make a psychedelic montage of slugs. Black ones, green ones, yellow ones… whatever, they could all be in my montage!

73 Steve Painter June 1, 2011 at 11:24 pm

i would shoot portraits, landscapes, macro,, EVERTHING!!!!!

74 ed June 2, 2011 at 12:07 am

one more less. but a fun lens to shoot so many new things starting with my kids

75 Duce June 2, 2011 at 12:59 am

Oh, I would just shoot sporting events; nothing like being on the track with the kids jumping hurdles while catching angles from the grass or, snapping grains of sand suspended in mid air while the sand from the long jump freezes time. I would also shoot portraits. Oh Oh! Dont forget the classic cars! OH MY~ Can you imagine the curves I would be able to catch with that Lensebaby!

76 Vickie June 2, 2011 at 7:49 am

i’d shoot macro, love the depth of field and interesting bokeh!

77 TJ Offner June 2, 2011 at 9:42 am

I would use the composer in assisting me to shoot the world from my perspective.

78 kelsie rae June 2, 2011 at 12:55 pm

i would use it for everyday life photography, on people, and on my new baby i’m expecting!

79 Eric June 2, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I would shoot some rabbits. I like rabbits.

80 James Dehnert June 2, 2011 at 5:47 pm

I can’t think of anything that I wouldn’t shoot! My Lensbaby is such a fun tool.

81 joanmg June 3, 2011 at 12:14 am

I would shoot anything that doesn’t shoot back

82 Byron Werner June 3, 2011 at 12:15 am

I love the lens baby. Affordable swing and tilt. I would use it for music videos.

83 Carrie L. June 3, 2011 at 12:24 am

I would love to experiment with it. Everything would be fair game.

84 DeAnn Kay June 3, 2011 at 12:37 am

I would use my new Lens Baby Composer to photograph wild flowers thru out the Cascade Mountain Range. Of course I’d photograph my baby granddaughter. Wildlife and Landscape, too. It would be my new best road trip buddy…………Travel, create, travel, create, travel and create some more. I’d be a happy camper for sure.

85 Lapdog99 June 3, 2011 at 12:55 am

I would use it in a time-lapse sequence

86 Hunter Johnson June 3, 2011 at 1:04 am

Trains! I’m working on a railroad series.

87 Ammi poller June 3, 2011 at 1:16 am

I would shoot everything with it ,,,,,,,,,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

88 Jeff Frazell June 3, 2011 at 1:41 am

Landscape but primarily Model shoots there would be many places to use this in Portrait Photography and it would be very exciting to have a chance to use it in that venue

89 Allan June 3, 2011 at 1:49 am

I would go to Colonial Williamsburg and shoot the squirrels, not to mention the buildings.

90 nick June 3, 2011 at 1:51 am

i would click other cameras and airplanes; thats what i like clicking

91 Roy Berkowitz June 3, 2011 at 2:00 am

I have an a couple of ongoing series I am working on. One is of the San Francisco Bay in dramatic weather. The other is a collection of odd things I run across in my walks and travels. Usually always in a 15-25 foot distance. It would be interesting to see how the Lens Baby will change the way I record things.

92 Scott June 3, 2011 at 2:08 am

I’d like to use it to add to my series of photographs of urban churches, stone cathedrals from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

93 Nino Knezevic June 3, 2011 at 4:21 am

I would use composer a lot on the weddings which i shoot most of the time but also for landscape, people and everything else i shoot. I imagine it as a really creative tool with wich i could do a lot :)

94 Steve Mason June 3, 2011 at 5:38 am

people, places and things!

95 Alan June 3, 2011 at 6:42 am

Love to dabble!

96 Alan June 3, 2011 at 6:42 am

Love to dabble and experiment!

97 Anthony Farr June 3, 2011 at 6:43 am

A Lensbaby Composer would be a spectacular portrait lens for my fourthirds camera right out of the box, with the included lens being an ideal portrait focal length for the format. I would love the opportunity to explore the ultra selective focus that a tilt lens would give.

Plus, it would be a springboard into the Lensbaby system for me. The Sweet 35 optic would certainly find its way into my kit very soon after getting a Composer, I love the specification of that lens so much.

98 Richard June 3, 2011 at 6:46 am

With an unconvenional lens like this, I’d try to think of unconventional shots; look outside my ‘usual’ and see if I could create interesting and unusual images with genuine appeal.

99 tim burgess June 3, 2011 at 7:05 am

I would photograph boats at our seashores around the UK

100 Fionn June 3, 2011 at 7:15 am

Always have an interest in this :) Amazing lens, very cool!

101 Larrell June 3, 2011 at 7:25 am

There are a lot of things that are skewed in this world. I would use the Lensbaby Composer to straighten them out!

102 Jillian Holmes June 3, 2011 at 8:09 am

Oh baby! what would I take photos of? Wow! Everything!!

103 Dick Mitchell June 3, 2011 at 8:31 am

I would shoot food with a very shallow depth of field.

104 Melissa June 3, 2011 at 9:10 am

I would shoot sports! I’m always looking for a new angle!!!!

105 Charles Ernst June 3, 2011 at 9:19 am

Since I don’t have a clue what the lens baby is, I will be learning what it is, how it is used and from the comments just about any picture will benefit from its usage.

106 jason cheng June 3, 2011 at 9:27 am

I would shoot water reflections with aquatic plants to get a Monet like effect

107 Jim June 3, 2011 at 9:46 am

Since I haven’t justified procuring a tilt-shift lens, I would use this as a replacement for all my creative efforts.

108 Dick Mitchell June 3, 2011 at 9:51 am

I’d also shoot dog portraits.

109 Matt June 3, 2011 at 10:08 am

I’d finally get to play around with tilt shift and use my DSLR to shoot some “animated” video.

110 Fred June 3, 2011 at 10:21 am

I would use it with High School Senior’s and experiment with it HDRI shots I’m trying to learn . I have always wanted to try one of these, they remind me of the old Dianna camera they made us use in collage in the early 7o’s.

111 Jack Moroney June 3, 2011 at 10:26 am

The lensbaby would allow me to elevate my photo skills. I love to walk around and shoot different subjects – birds, people, buildings.

112 Carolina June 3, 2011 at 10:31 am

I’d shoot impressive portraits !

113 Rob Reiter June 3, 2011 at 10:31 am

Cats. The world needs more pictures of cats. Of my cats, at least.

114 Leonard June 3, 2011 at 10:34 am

- will experiment with Lensbaby Composer on Sony A-mount APS-C and FF cameras; will start with waterfalls..

115 Rick Browne June 3, 2011 at 10:52 am

Just got a contract for a new book. Have 11 barbecue, grilling and smoking books already published but this one will be different, and fun. That’s why I’d use the lensbaby for all the photography (I do all the photography for all of my books – see The Best Barbecue on Earth, The Ultimate Grilling Book, The Ultimate Frying Book – my latest works. Go to : http://www.amazon.com/Grilling-America-Rick-Browne/dp/0060527196 to see more of my books.

The new book is called The Great American Pie Tour, and I would should a majority of the images with the Lensbaby – and give the camera/inventor credit in the book, along with the website, contact phone number and other info so readers can learn about the lens system and buy it themselves. I would then consider using it for food shots for other upcoming books, including one on donuts and roadside restaurants.

116 James Elsberry June 3, 2011 at 10:53 am

Will shoot traditional Osage Tribe ceremonies held in June…..

117 Rick Browne June 3, 2011 at 10:54 am

Just got a contract for a new book. Have 11 barbecue, grilling and smoking books already published but this one will be different, and fun. That’s why I’d use the lensbaby for all the photography (I do all the photography for all of my books – see The Best Barbecue on Earth, The Ultimate Grilling Book, The Ultimate Frying Book – my latest works. Go to : http://www.amazon.com/Grilling-America-Rick-Browne/dp/0060527196 to see more of my books.

The new book is called The Great American Pie Tour, and I would shoot a majority of the images with the Lensbaby – and give the camera/inventor credit in the book, along with the website, contact phone number and other info so readers can learn about the lens system and buy it themselves. I would then consider using it for food shots for other upcoming books, including one on donuts and roadside restaurants. A friend of mine has one and I LOVE the creativity it offers.

118 Sathish Devaraj June 3, 2011 at 11:05 am

I would shoot pictures of babies and children that I am always interested in. This lens I guess will allow me to shot more creative and fun shots.


119 Jay Dickerman June 3, 2011 at 11:07 am

I would shoot the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

120 Tod June 3, 2011 at 11:51 am

I would shoot some really cool portraits. I’ve never owned a tilt-shift lens, and have really wanted to get one, so I would love to have this lens!

121 John Romie June 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Not sure what I would shoot with it, but that’s a good thing because it means I’d do alot of experimenting!

122 Patrick Aston June 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I would shoot a series of photos of people and their old cars. I want to create a “toyish” feel and connect them with their inner child.

123 Al Del Degan June 3, 2011 at 12:38 pm

I will shoot beautiful fine art nudes with the Lensbaby Composer if I win it!

124 Michael Levine June 3, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I will be shooting youth sports and use the shots in slideshows I create for youth sports teams. The unique effects I can get out the the Lensbaby will help these shows get a lot of oohs and aaahs.

125 Alwyn Velasquez June 3, 2011 at 1:52 pm

I would shoot products and landscapes and would experiment the heck out of the lens to see what results I can get. I would also show it a whole love of love!

126 Rae Brown June 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Mostly nature and landscapes…and a lot more!

127 Gerry June 3, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Lensbaby Composer – Creativity personified I would try it on everything and everyone

128 Ed Paz June 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm

would love to have this, would great pictures of my kids, would be a great addition to my portrait photography

129 Johnny June 3, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Abstract and images within images are a favorite of mine. Wondering what I will get using tilt shift.

130 John Keedy June 3, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I am going to northern New Mexico and southern Colorado this month and next and I plan to take pictures of mountain wild flowers in preparation for the Digital Photography classes I will be teaching in the Fall. It would be great to show how to selectively focus on Mountain Wild Flowers with a Composer.

131 Gene June 3, 2011 at 4:40 pm

I would shoot the next Worldwide Photo Walk (in October).

132 chris leach June 3, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Seeing as you can shoot almost anything with a Lensbaby composer, if I had one I would shoot all that I currently do – Landscapes, Nature, City Landscapes, Portraits and simply everyday life – with the added bonus of being able to think, compose and shoot everything from at least two viewpoints, improving my photography, thus increasing immensly the possibilities and the creativity enormously. And I am sure that the Lensbaby Composer would even lend itself to shooting that which one wouldn’t shoot otherwise!

133 Tex Bacalian June 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I would shoot everything and anything interesting: people, wildlife, landscape, flowers, insects, anything visible to my human eye.

134 Victor Bezrukov June 3, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Hello there ! it crazy good for portraits and sreet black and white high contrast photography !

135 Nathaniel Smith June 3, 2011 at 6:25 pm

I’d use it to add a new perspective to the world around me. Good luck everyone!

136 Duane Middlebrook June 3, 2011 at 7:25 pm

This Lensbaby would be great for shooting my dog!

137 Reinhard Latzke June 3, 2011 at 7:37 pm

would like to play with this lens

138 J. Dias, Jr. June 3, 2011 at 8:00 pm

I’d go around and do lots of landscaping pictures.

139 Patrick June 3, 2011 at 8:05 pm

I would shoot people and try some macro shots as well.

140 Dan June 3, 2011 at 9:56 pm

With selective focus, I’d experiment with closeups.. flowers etc..

141 Jacques June 3, 2011 at 10:22 pm

It would be a beautiful tool to take pictures of the melting small icebergs in the spring in our “Bay des Chaleurs” on the north east side of new Brunswick, Canada.

142 Jacques June 3, 2011 at 10:24 pm

A nice lens for taking pictures in our locals marinas and local lobster fishermen.

143 Mitch Miller June 3, 2011 at 11:26 pm

I would take pictures of ordinary things but the lensbaby would let me alter reality to capture them in unique ways.

144 Jesse Alcala June 4, 2011 at 12:47 am

I would shoot toy soldiers doing battle with the snails in my yard…

145 Maddie start June 4, 2011 at 1:17 am

This lens is awesome!!! I would shoot the street and ariels!:)

146 Michael McCardel June 4, 2011 at 1:37 am

I would get some very unique shots for my senior pics and children photos!!!

147 Joe McCormack Jr. June 4, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I would let my imagination be my guide !

148 Betsy June 4, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I would take awesome travel photos with it!

149 John Driskill June 4, 2011 at 3:25 pm

I would use the Lensbaby to take really warped pictures of every damn thing I could think of like rusty old tractors, rotting cars, kitty cats, rottweilers, non rottweilers and blimps. Billions and billions of things to do.

150 Theresa Kern June 4, 2011 at 5:59 pm

I would shoot pics of my dogs and all the beautiful flowers in my yard!

151 Riaz S. Mesbah June 4, 2011 at 10:09 pm

I have wanted to play with one of these for a long time now. Here’s Hoping I win.

152 Pieter Damsteegt June 4, 2011 at 10:29 pm

I would shoot various on location environmental shots as well as some vintage and rustic architecture and automotive scenes.

153 Dale June 5, 2011 at 12:03 am

I would experiment on everything including my son’s band.

154 Benny Wahlfrid June 5, 2011 at 7:19 am

Why? Because I live in Sweden! That’s it! ;-)

155 Peter S June 5, 2011 at 8:39 am

Belly buttons – pregnant ones.

156 ahhphoto June 5, 2011 at 10:47 am

I’ve always been intrigued by the LensBaby suite of lenses. I’m a car enthusiast (all kinds of cars) and shoot a lot of car shows. This lense will open up a new level of creativity for me. Cars, car parts and the interactions with the owners/other enthusiasts are all potential subjects. I can’t say “exactly what I’d shoot”. It’ll depend on circumstances .. the lighting, the people, the weather .. the event itself.

157 Aysen Tan June 5, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Cool! I would love to try it out on architecture and nature macros!

158 Cinda June 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm

I got my very first dslr camera a couple weeks ago so I’m learning all that I can. I’d photograph everything with that! That looks like a lot of fun to play with.

159 Abraham Jr Garcia June 6, 2011 at 1:54 am

Finally, an additional tool to boost creativity in my portrait and street photography. =) This will be great for my photography class to use in the coming school year. Thanks Lensbaby and Photography Bay! =)

160 dagmar June 6, 2011 at 5:54 am

I would shoot politics,trying to make powerful persons look small….

161 Kim June 6, 2011 at 5:56 am

With the Lensbaby Composer, anything I photograph will look as ethereal and beautiful as it does in my mind.

162 mezeus June 6, 2011 at 6:55 am

I would shoot beautiful naked women if I can find some and they are willing !

163 Stephane Poirier June 6, 2011 at 7:00 am

With this lens I would wow my brides with a new dimension in photographic possibilities.
I am always looking for new wow factor photos and know that this lens is what I need as one of my tools to do this. I can’t wait for brides to say, wow! how did you do that? ….you’re hired!

164 mezeus June 6, 2011 at 7:02 am

What exactly does the lensbaby do? What is it’s primary use. I keep seeing it advertised but no place have I ever seen a description of exactly what it is or what it’s suppose to do.

165 Bill C June 6, 2011 at 1:14 pm

With a composer I would shoot items to create a larger than life experience such as ant colonies, cobwebs and other things from nature to bring it more to life.

166 Ken Holloway June 6, 2011 at 2:18 pm

As a former catalog and architectural photographer I wonder how this Lensbaby can be used as an (almost) Sinar view camera. I’m betting that I can get closer to view camera control of perspective and depth of field than with any other fixed (image) plane camera costing less than $20,000. So, LensBaby, let’s get started!

167 Joseph E. McCray June 7, 2011 at 12:26 am

I would mostlikely try my hand at sports portraits creatively. What is a LENSBABY for but TO BE CREATIVE And i have a COUPLE OF OTHER IDEAs for its’ use, too.

168 Eduardo Muylaert June 7, 2011 at 9:12 am

I would photograph dolls for an exhibition I intend to do next year, using dolls in a tilt and shift way to represent the contradictions of the women image in our times.

169 Steven Hong June 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Lensbaby… oh oh Lensbaby…. thou art the answer to my dreams of creating beautifully composed images of both clarity and light besmirched! Although the possibilities of our union seem endless, but let’s start out slow, and explore nature’s plant and animal wonders in a macro sort of way!

170 gregg eisenberg June 7, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I have been wanting one of these real bad.Tweet it out loud.

171 gregg eisenberg June 7, 2011 at 5:41 pm

I have been wanting one of these babies real bad.Tweetin it now.

172 laura lok June 7, 2011 at 6:06 pm

sweet I have always wanted one of these

173 ian June 7, 2011 at 6:13 pm

i want one! would be fun to shoot with.

174 Hev June 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm

I would shoot 2 old people making out!

175 Mark Kalan June 7, 2011 at 7:14 pm

If I had a Lensbaby I’d shoot fuzzy photos of sharp women!

176 Candy June 7, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Children and Architecture old buildings…

177 Justin June 7, 2011 at 8:41 pm

I’d like to try astral photography with a Composer. Thanks for considering!

178 Jason June 7, 2011 at 10:20 pm

I’d shoot Rhododendrons on Roan Mountain with a Composer!

179 Steve Pickens June 7, 2011 at 10:27 pm

I would shoot everything hoping to get that one great picture…
And all you Nikon and Minolta owners, sell that stuff and get a real camera, a Canon!! LOL

180 bonpierce June 7, 2011 at 11:11 pm

What wouldn’t I shoot might be easier to list!

181 Andrew Barkley June 7, 2011 at 11:38 pm

I would figure out some way to shoot interesting architecture without the model toy look.

182 Stan June 8, 2011 at 12:14 am

I would shoot portrait with mine. Change things up.

183 Felix Mata June 8, 2011 at 12:29 am

I would like to experiment with this Lensbaby and find out what it can do. http://bit.ly/jiVBuq

184 Il Mau June 8, 2011 at 2:40 am

I would like to shoot glamour photos of exta-ordinary people!

185 SirVive June 8, 2011 at 8:01 am

I would love to try the lensbaby on some New Orleans French Quarter sites!

186 Matt June 8, 2011 at 8:05 am

I´d definitely shoot lots of sports, trail running and such where almost all shots look more or less alike, some cool track&field angles would probably fit nice too.

187 Jerry June 8, 2011 at 8:42 am

I think i would shot car shows in a different manor with this type of lens!!

188 ED June 8, 2011 at 9:58 am

I will shot Enviromental Portrait to show a visual history of my subject and its surroundings

189 Deb June 8, 2011 at 10:21 am

Movement! Kids, dogs, cats, water, wind! I would LOVE a lensbaby lens!

190 Beth Fenwick June 8, 2011 at 10:32 am

Would like to try it out on kids, objects, and of course my cat =^-^=

191 Ed Lark June 8, 2011 at 11:25 am

With a Lensbaby composer I would combine it with my super wide attachment and my trusty 5dMk2. Then I would use this awesome combo and shoot the amazing landscapes of Iceland on my up coming 50th birthday dream photography expedition.

192 Mike Otley June 8, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I specialise in cars and motorbikes – and the fact that all you have to capture is the ‘essence’ of the cars design and not the whole thing. Google me and see what I mean…

So – what would I do with a Composer..????

Compose my car images so they are even sweeter.

193 Jose Exposito June 8, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Cool portraits for everyone ;)

194 Ben F June 9, 2011 at 4:48 am

I love taking candids of my girlfriend’s daughters, their playfulness would be a great compliment to the Composer!!

195 Emil Lamprecht June 9, 2011 at 5:10 am

If I had a Lensbaby Composer I would use it to shoot the old Spanish architecture and elder natives of Mallorca Island. I would also use it for video work on rock climbing and circus arts, a project for each of which I have coming up later this year.

Thanks for doing the contest!

196 Phil Mercurio June 10, 2011 at 12:13 am

Sounds awesome.
I want one!!

197 Michael Scott June 10, 2011 at 12:23 am

I would love to do a ton of urban shoots with this, especially old architecture

198 alamond June 10, 2011 at 12:44 am

architecture, with Canon 7D ;-))

199 alamond June 10, 2011 at 12:46 am

something for non US residents?? ;-((

200 Barbara Pratt June 10, 2011 at 12:59 am

The LensBaby would give me the ability to shoot all the wild, wonderful images I have in my head. A workshop instructor let me borrow his lensbaby for an afternoon and I have used all those beautiful images for publicizing our beautiful area. I work for a non-profit Gualala Arts Center but donate my photography of all their events so that people can enjoy the memories on Facebook. I’m just starting a project creating the display ads that run before movies at our local Arena Theater. It is also a non-profit and depends on volunteers to help it make money. A Lensbaby would make many of the photo images just that much more interesting. I also have just started shooting their live events….check out Arena Theater Facebook.

201 Huy June 10, 2011 at 1:11 am

I’m an architect, i will shoot all my project i ‘ve done and another architecture with this “outstanding” lensbaby :)

202 Rich Maher June 10, 2011 at 2:22 am

Architecture , isn’t that what it’s for?

203 John Wong June 10, 2011 at 3:46 am

Well, a LensBaby on any subject matter. The what you shoot isn’t as important as applying my creativity in how I shoot.

204 Philip Mccormick June 10, 2011 at 4:41 am

I would experiment with portraits and narrow depth-of-field landscapes.

205 Terry Neely June 10, 2011 at 5:32 am

I would shoot pictures of children in a park like setting

206 Joe Marasco June 10, 2011 at 6:42 am

I would shoot people, landscapes and probably just about everything.

207 Ruby June 10, 2011 at 6:51 am

Mostly portraits, but I wouldn’t limit myself.

208 LOIS WALTER June 10, 2011 at 6:55 am

The Lensbaby offers a challenge to me of shooting everything and viewing scenes in a new light. It also challenges me to again use more of the automatic functions of my camera (GF2 Lumix).

209 David Holloway June 10, 2011 at 7:16 am

Architechtural features of buildings and churches.

210 Michael Cline June 10, 2011 at 7:29 am

I primarily shoot models (fashion and art nudes), so I can see where this would be a lot of fun experimenting with!

211 Les Stockton June 10, 2011 at 7:35 am

I shoot a lot of sports, but I also do landscapes, wildlife, architecture. I’m pretty sure there would be a lot of different cases where a lens like this would come in handy. I envision a goalie shot from inside the net looking out. I can also see some uses in architecture to create some interest.

212 FAHAD NASSER June 10, 2011 at 7:40 am


213 Dawn Littleton June 10, 2011 at 8:13 am

SO SO NEAT!!! I’ve seen this lens used by other photographers and it does AMAZING things with depth of field. I would love to use it with the kids at school where I see 680 kids a week in art and let them explore a slice of photography and all the fantastic things lenses can do!

214 Mark McKim June 10, 2011 at 8:16 am

I think some youth sports shots with this lens would set apart my shots from the other
parents shots on the sidelines. Can’t wait to give it a “shot”!

215 Ryan F. June 10, 2011 at 9:40 am

I love to experiment with my photography. This would be great!

216 Ben Swift June 10, 2011 at 9:51 am

I would use the Composer to shoot anything and everything. Only limited by your imagination here!

217 Stacey Dawn June 10, 2011 at 10:04 am

Nature macros! I’ve seen some really amazing shots with a Lensbaby on macro’s – can’t wait to try it out!!!

218 Duane Middlebrook June 10, 2011 at 10:14 am

The lensbaby will be perfect with my D7000 for photographing my ex-wife!

219 Erik June 10, 2011 at 10:19 am

Ii’ve been thinking of getting getting one. Would be nice Father’s Day gift to win one!

220 H R Hamm June 10, 2011 at 10:40 am

I would use the lensbaby with my Nikon D7000 and photograph the grandkids!

221 Kogaku June 10, 2011 at 10:40 am

The lensbaby would tremendously enhance my work with product photography; especially food photography in the studio

222 Leanne Sweet June 10, 2011 at 10:45 am

I would love to shoot my son’s wedding that is coming up soon! That would be great!

223 Jon Martinez June 10, 2011 at 10:59 am

I have a long list of things I would use the LensBaby for. Photos of family, my food crimes and the new subject matter I allways seem to find on my weekend photo shoots.

224 Derick Langman June 10, 2011 at 11:00 am

I think that this special effects lens cries out to be used on architecture.

225 David Francis June 10, 2011 at 11:08 am

I would shoot flowers, which are my favorite things to shoot.

226 Don Cooley June 10, 2011 at 11:38 am

I LIKE IT!!!! Let me count the ways!

227 Maja Kricker June 10, 2011 at 11:42 am

I would shoot and create special effects and backgrounds for educational science animations.

228 Tom Larocca June 10, 2011 at 12:30 pm

My grandkids acting silly.

229 Garry Paxinos June 10, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I’d shoot everything and anything… landscape, events, you name it.

230 Lindsey C June 10, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I would shoot photos of anything and everything! Nature, concerts, cityscapes, friends, family, cows, chickens, etc. :)

231 RGKahn June 10, 2011 at 12:58 pm

I love making panoramic photography. The lens would be perfect for adjusting depth of field on my photos.

232 toy t June 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm

the wedding portraits ever!!

233 Abie Aguiar June 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm

I am shooting a miniature series and this lens would be a great help for the look that I want to achieve.

234 charles crain June 10, 2011 at 7:06 pm

extreme portraiture-use the lensbaby to continue my series to celebrate Native American faces…..

235 Jay June 10, 2011 at 10:47 pm

I have no real idea what I would shoot with a Lensbaby, but it would be quite the experiment to just see what happens.

236 Michel Radosevic June 11, 2011 at 4:15 am

Would be cool to use in a big city with a lot of crowd. Nice to paint single details out of the crowd.

237 John June 11, 2011 at 5:35 am

I would shoot everything in the neighbourhood. However, very differently from others in a unique way. As, Lensbaby Composer has all unique features on it. Cheers……..

238 Maria Spurgeon June 11, 2011 at 10:46 pm


239 Andrew Tyrtania June 12, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Now that’s a cool lens – I think I could shoot anything that doesn’t move!

240 Maureen June 12, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Faces – all kinds: pets, babies, seniors, bugs.

241 Umbo June 12, 2011 at 5:52 pm

I would shoot people & traffic from my 8th floor flat! :)

242 Brett Cox June 13, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I would shoot city scenes for the model railroad look.

243 Desiree Gaige June 13, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I would shoot flowers and people mostly

244 Justin June 13, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Clouds, even the boring grey ones.

245 G Cone June 13, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I would sit out on the river and take sunrise and sunset pics.

246 Ramona Organ June 13, 2011 at 2:12 pm

MACRO, MACRO, MACRO baby – would love to try this out on some creative macro shots.

247 Subrat June 13, 2011 at 2:15 pm

I will experiment with landscapes shots with the new lens to explore some creative ideas.

248 Zero June 13, 2011 at 2:31 pm

I would definitely use it to shoot Landscapes and also some studio stuff. Maybe even try it for some experimental time lapse moving the sweet spot around!

249 James June 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm

I am thinking shooting flowers or beaches (sands, rocks, and like).

250 Robert Sachs June 13, 2011 at 2:44 pm

What’s a Lensbaby?

251 Paul June 13, 2011 at 2:56 pm

I would use it for portraits :)

252 Jim June 13, 2011 at 3:31 pm

I would use it for portaits to start with. Then, who knows. The sky’s the limit!

253 Brayton June 13, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Just about everything.

254 john June 13, 2011 at 4:18 pm

old montreal

255 Jaap Jan June 13, 2011 at 4:22 pm

I hope to shoot cool landscapes

256 David Ritter June 13, 2011 at 5:38 pm

I would shoot everything. You never know what results you can see with a new tool and technique.

257 Kristin June 13, 2011 at 7:50 pm


258 faidoi June 13, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I would shoot cosplay portraits with the lens.

259 cjsbug June 14, 2011 at 12:39 am

With a Lensbaby I’d shoot my kids, my cat, the many flowers blooming in my backyard or take a quick walk to the beach.

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