In this video, I am going to edit this Ranunculus photo with the Oh The Places You Will Go action collection and the Gaslight Alley texture collection. I am using the Lensbaby Velvet 85 lens on this photo. This is a fun lens known for its velvety quality and beautiful blur. I love how it performs in close up still life photos.

I love shooting with a variety of lenses that would be considered a bit more unconventional. Most of these lenses are manual lenses – some new and some antique. I especially love using antique film lenses because they are fairly inexpensive. People sell them cheap because they think they have no value and a lot of photographers don’t think to use them, maybe are scared of them or confused about how they would work with their equipment. If you are intrigued with the thought of these lenses and want some detail videos in how to use them and the photos you might get – then check out the new workshop in texture club on using unconventional lenses!

Photoshop Action collection used in the video can be found here:

Fine Art texture collection used:

Want to learn more about using unconventional lenses? Check out Pushing The Boundaries With Unconventional Lenses workshop – exclusive to the Texture Club:

Here is a quick look at my setup for this photo.


  1. Julie Boyle

    Beautiful colours – Love the idea of inverting the textures. Thank you for sharing.

    • Denise Love

      So glad you liked that tip! I love doing that. Thank you! 🙂


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