Maximize your creativity and unleash a new perspective on your photography with the lensball.
Whether taking portraits, landscapes, detail shots, wedding photography, sports images, or travel photos, the crystal ball can help create stunning, unique imagery.
The Lensball Photography Handbook teaches all the ingenious tips and tricks and techniques for getting the most out of your ball. Noted photographer Marvin Lei covers everything needed for taking spectacular refraction images including choosing the right equipment, shooting techniques, image processing tips, and much more.
Soft Cover- without flaps
Gloria January 13, 2022
The author is both imaginative and a good writer, which makes this book indispensable if you’re going to shoot with a lens ball. This book promises to be fun and useful. I have a lens ball but have not learned to use it yet so I look forward to reading this manual. For starters, I did not know it was called refraction photography!
I appreciate that Lei tells us right up front how and why to choose a particular lens to use with the lens ball. Saves us from a lot of trial and error and he does a thorough and totally understandable job of explaining the options to us. His section on color-matching is great, too. I don’t think I would have foreseen this issue when using two images to create a lens ball photo. I also appreciate that the author uses his actual color photos to demonstrate what he’s talking about.
I especially enjoyed and learned a lot from Lei’s chapter on how to capture the essence of a city with lens ball photography. Superb examples and thorough explanation of how to achieve them.
The author, toward the end of this well done manual, includes a section on post-processing of your lens ball photos. I especially enjoyed his explanation of how to “turn your world upside down“. And who, these days, wouldn’t want to know how to use a lens ball to create a unique and audience-pleasing selfie?
The author also gives useful explanations of the use of light with shooting through a lens ball, and a very good piece on composition. This is more than I would have thought I would get in a how-to book on lens ball photography. I am very happy with it and look forward to some novel images to share with my friends.
jefforns April 14, 2022
The Lensball Photography Handbook
I have always experimented with my photography and one application I have not yet tried is the use of the Lensball. Wow! I have been missing lot of great images. Since most of my work is with nature and landscapes this new artform will be really special in my photography.
The author, Marvin Lei, has a wonderful style of writing and is really technical with this apparatus. His explanations of the science and accompanying lenses, the use of color and composition along with the magnificent photos that accompany each article explain it all. His explanations of the post processing of Lensball image are well worth reading as it will save a lot of time.
I would recommend this book for any photographer’s library. I ordered my lensball last night!
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