First Impressions with the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System: Sophie Kaye

Fine art wedding photographer Sophie Kaye is known for her minimal, elegant compositions and distinct knack for making every couple, in every moment look like a prince and princess from a fairy tale. As she already loves Lomography Art Lenses, we asked her to take the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System for a test.

Photo using the Despina 2.8/50mm Art Lens

Name: Sophie Kaye
Location: New York City
Profession: Photographer
Website: www.sophiekayephotography.com | @sophiekayephotography
Other interests aside from photography: Art & art history, I love museums. I like walking in the park with my french bulldog, Olive. I like traveling – London is my favorite place I’ve ever been, but I love Washington DC and California too.
Camera: Canon 5D Mark iii

Photos using the Despina 2.8/50mm Art Lens and the Proteus 4.0/80mm Art Lens

Hello! Tell us a bit about your photography background.

I started getting really involved in photography in middle school, and was heavily involved in the photography scene in high school – I was the TA for all the photo classes and was the art editor of our newspaper. I went to SVA for photography and began shooting a lot of fashion & editorial work while doing family portraits on the side. A family client referred me to friends of theirs who booked me for their wedding, and I was hooked.

What would you call your photography style?

Fine Art Wedding Photography

What was your first impression upon seeing and holding the Convertible Art Lenses?

That they were surprisingly tiny and lightweight for what they could do.

Photos using the Despina 2.8/50mm Art Lens and the Proteus 4.0/80mm Art Lens

How does the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System fit into your style?

It gives me a little more flexibility – I’m super minimal with what I want to carry on a wedding day and usually stick to two lenses. I like that this is really easy to switch around without weighing me down.

Could you share your best photo and the story behind that shot?

Photo using the Thalassa 3.5/35mm Art Lens

I just love the unusual crop and clean color palette. I think it calls back to the fashion work I’ve done and merges it with wedding photography.

Photos using the Proteus 4.0/80mm Art Lens and the Thalassa 3.5/35mm Art Lens

Any pointers that one should keep in mind when using the Neptune Convertible Art Lenses?

Allow yourself to be creative with them – embrace the flares, haze, and colors. The lenses encourage flexibility and I think it’s best to run with it.

Photo using the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System

Also, huge special thanks to Brittany Rose Umstead for being our lovely bride model in this editorial and other shoots for the Neptune Convertible Art Lens project.

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Neptune Convertible Art Lens System

With the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System, you’ll be ready for anything. With three interchangeable front lenses with fixed focal lengths of 35mm, 50mm or 80mm, be prepared for any shooting situation with just one lens system.

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