Shooting Fashion and Beauty with the Art Lenses


If you're seriously considering photography at a more professional level, getting a Lomography Art Lens is a good investment. Among aspiring photographers, Fashion and Beauty are popular genres because of the creative flexibility that they allow. Here's a quick guide on how to utilize some of our Art Lenses in this particular type of photography.

For Beauty Portraits and Head Shots

Petzval Art Lenses

The go-to lens when you want all eyes on your model, to showcase colorful makeup looks or fashion accessories. While you can also use it for full-body shots, we especially love it for portraits—the flawless sharpness of this lens will keep your subject in full focus, framed with swirling bokeh in the background. Currently, there are four Petzval Art Lenses in the lineup, check our shop to see which one fits your needs the most.

Tip: When choosing a background, consider your model's outfit, makeup, or accessory. Trees, flowers, and strings of colored lights are popular choices because they look fantastic in swirly bokeh, but also try to pick colors that complement or contrast your subject.

Credits: fernandosciotto, mpflawer & nigalraymond

Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens

For a softer, more ethereal effect, the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9 64 delivers. Perfect for beautiful portraits that highlight glowing skin and delicate details.

Tip: While this lens is capable of impeccably sharp photos, take advantage of the silky-soft focus, too. Dream-like concepts will work well, especially when used with the Waterhouse Aperture Plates (Lumière for a soft glow and Aquarelle for a watercolor effect). Used with the lens, they will lend a painterly look with a textured background.

Credits: brettallensmith, 04y2c & kingfood_0505

For Street Style Snaps

Lomogon Art Lens

For fans of the Lomo LC-A look, the Lomogon Art Lens 2.5/32 brings the rich colors, classic vignetting, and strong contrast. This makes an awesome choice for street style and off-duty fashion looks.

Tip: Go bold with color and minimal with black & white. If you're not used to shooting in B&W, it's best to keep details simple to draw focus on your subject.

Credits: lomography & lomographynyc

Neptune Lens System

The super versatile lens set for an on-the-go photographer. Shooting fashion and beauty is fun because you get to be experimental, and the Neptune Lens System will support your grand ideas! Get creative with a wide range of f/stops and special aperture plates, and switch between a fixed focal length of 35mm, 50mm, or 80mm with ease.

Tip: If you're limited to only one shooting location and worried about repeating images, you can still come up with a variety of photos to complete a set for your portfolio. Pair a compatible camera with this lens system and shoot your subject using different focal lengths, aiming at different details.

Credits: lomography

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written by shhquiet on 2021-10-14 #lomography-art-lenses

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