clickinwalk 2016 : park city

This was my second year attending ClickinWalk, first year co-hosting. I didn't know what to expect going in, except I'd know a few more faces than I did last year. We had about 20 participants, from cities as far north as Tremonton to as far south as Provo. We all came from different walks of life, but all shared a passion for photography. We started our walk in front of the Egyptian Theatre on Main Street and headed north towards the Kimball Art Center, where we turned around and ventured back. The street was full of life from shoppers, to dog walkers, and even a bike rally that showed up moments before we passed by. 

I brought my Nikon 50mm and 24-70mm lenses, and a 10-24mm wide angle. I started out with the wide angle, taking pictures as frequently as time allowed. Then, about half way down I threw on my 50mm and started free-lensing.

What's free-lensing, you ask?

It's when I remove the lens from my camera body, throwing my focus out of whack and allowing light leaks onto my camera sensor. It takes some time to get used to, but I LOVE IT. And, if you're reading this and are interested in learning how to do it yourself, contact me - I'd love to share some tips with you :)

Anyway, when we reached the turnaround point and had a few minutes, I figured I should throw on my 24-70mm for the walk back. Bad idea. I literally had it on for <15 minutes before I got bored -- all of the images I captured were wayyy too sharp for the look I was going for, so I pulled my 50mm back out of my bag and finished the walk free-lensing. Much better, I thought.

My final free-lensed shots...

To include my friend Hannah (PointFour Photography), who is also free-lenser. You can't tell, but her lens is not attached to the camera body.

And finally, the walk concluded at Main Street Pizza & Noodle... and it was delicious!