Lensbaby Composer Giveaway

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 says

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

  2. Nemea says

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

  3. Baldemar Castillo says

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

  4. Baldemar Castillo says

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

  5. Steve F. says

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

  6. Krevlin Goodspeed says

    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.

  7. Jonathan Lin says

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

  8. Brenden says

    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.

  9. says

    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!

  10. Susan says

    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.

  11. Richard says

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

  12. Jay Welsch says

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

  13. grush says

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

  14. Giubeppe says

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

  15. Fabio says

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

  16. Lee Smith says

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

  17. says

    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.

  18. Scott Cressman says

    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!

  19. Georgia Cressman says

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

  20. says

    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

  21. says

    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.

  22. Yuri says

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

  23. says

    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.

  24. Valerie says

    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!

  25. Debra Cutchins says

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

  26. David Schafer says

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

  27. Leonardo Matheus says

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

  28. says

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

  29. Kore Chan says

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

  30. Zebedee Smith says

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

  31. Jason Alger says

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

  32. Big Job says

    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!

  33. Duce says

    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!

  34. TJ Offner says

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

  35. kelsie rae says

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

  36. James Dehnert says

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

  37. Byron Werner says

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

  38. DeAnn Kay says

    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.

  39. says

    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

  40. Allan says

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

  41. says

    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.

  42. Scott says

    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.

  43. Nino Knezevic says

    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 :)

  44. Anthony Farr says

    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.

  45. Richard says

    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.

  46. Larrell says

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

  47. Charles Ernst says

    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.

  48. jason cheng says

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

  49. says

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

  50. Matt says

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

  51. says

    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.

  52. Jack Moroney says

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

  53. Leonard says

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

  54. says

    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.

  55. says

    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.

  56. says

    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!

  57. Patrick Aston says

    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.

  58. says

    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.

  59. Alwyn Velasquez says

    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!

  60. Gerry says

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

  61. says

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

  62. John Keedy says

    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.

  63. chris leach says

    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!

  64. Tex Bacalian says

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

  65. Jacques says

    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.

  66. Jacques says

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

  67. Mitch Miller says

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

  68. says

    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.

  69. Theresa Kern says

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

  70. Pieter Damsteegt says

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

  71. ahhphoto says

    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.

  72. Cinda says

    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.

  73. Abraham Jr Garcia says

    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! =)

  74. says

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

  75. mezeus says

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

  76. says

    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!

  77. mezeus says

    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.

  78. says

    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.

  79. Ken Holloway says

    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!

  80. says

    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.

  81. says

    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.

  82. Steven Hong says

    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!

  83. Justin says

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

  84. Steve Pickens says

    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

  85. Andrew Barkley says

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

  86. Matt says

    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.

  87. ED says

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

  88. Ed Lark says

    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.

  89. says

    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.

  90. says

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

  91. Emil Lamprecht says

    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!

  92. says

    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.

  93. Huy says

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

  94. John Wong says

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

  95. LOIS WALTER says

    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).

  96. says

    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.

  97. says

    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!

  98. Mark McKim says

    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”!

  99. Ben Swift says

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

  100. Erik says

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

  101. says

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

  102. Leanne Sweet says

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

  103. Jon Martinez says

    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.

  104. Maja Kricker says

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

  105. Lindsey C says

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

  106. RGKahn says

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

  107. Jay says

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

  108. Michel Radosevic says

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

  109. John says

    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……..

  110. Andrew Tyrtania says

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

  111. Ramona Organ says

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

  112. Subrat says

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

  113. says

    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!

  114. David Ritter says

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

  115. cjsbug says

    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.