Freelensing Macro Photography | Des Moines

I read about doing freelensing to turn a normal lens into a macro lens the other day by holding a lens in reverse in front of your camera. Since it’s a cold night here in Des Moines I thought why not give it a try. Turns out it’s hard to pull off but the results are different looking and fun. I had about a 4 inch gap between my camera the lens which was like trying to line up moving targets.

Gold Flower Macro Lens Reverse


Here’s the same lens correctly placed on my camera of the same book in the photo above. My light source for this photo… my iPhone.
BHS photo book light overview