- Apr 8, 2008
- Rutledge, Tennessee
- Real Name
Thank you for sharing your experience and images on our Forum. I can assure you that it is very rare that a member here would disparage another photographer! I apologize......Hello, I am "her." Yes, I am a Lensbaby Ambassador, as well as a Click Pro and Hello Pro. I have worked hard over the years to hone my craft and vision and I am proud of the work I create.
Yes, I guess that Lensbaby does also like my work since they selected me as an Ambassador. Lensbaby is also used in movies and television work; a recent example is HBO's The Undoing starring Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman.
What a surprise to find you disparaging my work in a forum where I have never been active (unfortunately it is not surprising at all). It is disappointing, Connie, that you must feel such jealousy to bring me up out of nowhere, such that a regular here even is confused as to who you refer.
Who cares if Click and Hello cater to women photographers wanting to document their families, their children, their lives. Does that threaten you in some way? Yes, I paid for portfolio reviews/applications and I pay for membership. I assure you the application process is not easy and the standards are rigorous.
I came to this site because on the forum from where I know Connie we were discussing the alleged Z9 photos from the Olympics. She mentioned that it was being discussed on this site as well, so I came to read comments, and then I stumbled across a thread about the Velvet 85.
I have had the Z mount V85 since March. I also have a number of other Lensbaby lenses, all of which I owned prior to becoming an Ambassador in January. While it is true that many of my images push the line of artistic blur, I am quite capable of taking images that are not a "blurry mess." I use them on my Z6 and Z6ii and the V85 and Sol 45 are native Z lenses.
Two images with the V85:
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To the OP: I hope you are still enjoying your V85 and that it brings you much joy.
We have some wonderful macro photographers here and I hope you will give us another chance to show that we strive to be a welcoming and respectful group of folks!