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Win a Lensbaby Composer if you can “see in a new way”

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Win a Lensbaby Composer if you can “see in a new way”

Enter the Lensbaby MCP Actions “See in a New Way” contest!

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Prize: Lensbaby Composer SLR Lens

Who: Anyone from across the world can win

How: Just do the following things:

  1. In the comment section on this post on the mcp blog (facebook and twitter responses do not count), please write about what “seeing in a new way” means to you.  As a photographer that line can mean many things. Write about a creative photography exercise you have tried, an experience that opened your eyes to see in a new way, or pretty much anything as it relates to the Lensbaby tag line “See in a New Way.”.
  2. Spread the word.  This is on the honor system.  Post to at least 2-3 places on the web telling people about this contest with a link back to this post.  Places you can post about the contest include photo forums (if permitted), twitter, facebook, flickr, digg, your blog, and any other social networking site.
  3. Make sure you are a member of my MCP Fan Page.  If not, just click here to join.

Then check back on the evening of Sunday, August 23rd on my main blog page here to see if you are the lucky winner.

Below are some photos taken with the lensbaby composer!

lensbaby06_Fabiola_Forns

lensbaby01_LisaSmithStudios

lensbaby04_Mark_Cornelison

lensbaby03_LisaSmithStudios

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283 Comments

  1. September 3, 2009 at 10:43 am —

    First off, I thought those pictures taken with the Lensbaby are beautiful. I the photographer captured what is intended by “seeing in a new way” I think it’s about focus, both literally with the camera, but also about where you are focusing your mind and thoughts on the shot and what the viewer in the end sees. All of those photos had a real central spot surrounded by blurred background. Seeing in a new way then is living in the moment, forgetting your surroundings, and enjoying it.

  2. September 9, 2009 at 5:33 pm —

    I didn’t learn to see in a new way until my first child was born. Then it seemed as if the whole world was new. Life was more colorful. Love was much sweeter. A smile was so much more meaningful. I try and capture that new way of seeing everyday in my photography. I try and see the deeper side of human beings, the more beautiful side. The honest side. Seeing in a new way for me is seeing things the way a child would see them, the way my daughter sees the world everyday of her life; unconditionally lovely.

  3. Maleaha
    September 9, 2009 at 6:02 pm —

    When I was 16 and ready to get my drivers license, I was denied, because I was legally blind. After receiving my first pair of glasses (at 16 years old) I saw things in a whole new way. “Seeing in a new way” is what I want to happen to those who view my photos. I want them to have the same feeling I had when I received my first pair of glasses…like they are really seeing for the very first time.

  4. Laurie LeBlanc
    September 9, 2009 at 6:23 pm —

    I think photography is such a great medium to be able to help others see in a new way. When I’m taking a picture, my thought is always “how can I get others to see what I’m seeing that they normally may not see or notice?” Whether it’s capturing the tiniest of details in a macro shot, using lighting and lenses to create different effects, or working with color, you have the oppportunity and ability to change even the most mundane of things so that people are seeing in a new way.

  5. September 13, 2009 at 4:11 pm —

    Seeing in a new way, to me, means seeing things outside of the box. It’s easy for me to things how I’ve always seen them. Looking straight on, with no creativity. But when you take the time to lay down, get up, tilt…find new angles, then you are seeing a new way that you wouldn’t have noticed before.

  6. October 8, 2009 at 8:14 pm —

    I don’t know If I said it already but …I’m so glad I found this site…Keep up the good work I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog. Thanks, 🙂

    A definite great read….

  7. October 22, 2009 at 8:14 pm —

    Seeing differently is being attune. The world is amazing place, I love using the lensbaby to help me realize that through my photos.

  8. Chava
    March 31, 2011 at 8:16 am —

    seeing in a new way to me means growing. If you continue to look and see the obvious then you are missing the potential for creativity and growth.

  9. denise
    March 31, 2011 at 8:58 am —

    What fun to see out of the box. I love the blur you get with a Lensbaby.

  10. October 23, 2013 at 10:57 am —

    “Seeing In A New Way”. . . It is the big quetion in a lot of new photographer’s lifes. How do I see in a new way; be able to see the beauty in the world. I belive that The Lensebaby helps you see that. It is able to create a “sweet spot” of focus in a photographers picture. It helps emphisis the beauty in the world. Ansle Adams once said “Whe you photograph a subject in color you are photographing their clothes; but when you photograph them in black and white you are hptographing their souls.” If you want to see in a new way you have to be able to come to the relization that seeing in a new way is not somehtin that just happenes. You have to train your eyes to see the beauty in the world. A big question in a photographer’s life is “how can I see all the beauty in the world”.

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