Lens Whacking – What The Heck Is That?

What’s the best camera technique that you know? There’s a lot of camera techniques out there that we can use to achieve a desired result. In this video, Rob Kaczmark shares a really fun camera technique that you may or may not have heard of before. Join us as he teaches how to do it, and as he exhibits some incredible shots using this technique.

“I want to share with you a really fun camera technique – it’s called lens whacking. What the heck is lens whacking? That’s when you take your lens and you place it in front of your camera, but you don’t attach it. Now, you can do this with any camera and any lens; however, I liked this Nikon 50mm lens. It’s small, it’s light, it’s cheap. What you do is you set your aperture to wide open (which is f/1.8), your focus to infinity, and you place it in front of the camera without attaching it. You move it farther and closer to get things in focus by doing so you get some really cool organic light leaks. You can do it for stills or video, but if you are using video, I highly recommend doing 60 frames a second helped kind of cushion some of the head movements.”

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