Sharp and Sweet: Summers with Petzval Art Lenses

Summer is an exciting time for family and friends, and capturing all the adventures you share together is truly special. But don't miss the laid-back moments in between — shoot some portraits, too! With Petzval Art Lenses, the delicate balance of crystal-clear focus and gentle swirly backgrounds will produce a timeless look.

Credits: stephoebe

Shooting with a premium art lens isn't a point-and-shoot affair. For a flawless portrait, it helps to carefully compose and try different apertures. Using a large aperture such as f/2.2 or f/2.8 to keep your subject in clear focus while other details become beautifully blurred.

Credits: stellastellar, dop, swoononeone, kleinundgemein, danika & katelyndoodle

It also helps to have a large space around your subject, so that you can fully enjoy the distinct swirly bokeh background. And while you're at it, try shooting your subject in patterned backgrounds for interesting backdrops like leafy foliage or colorful brick walls.

If you want to emphasize the swirly bokeh, try shooting at varying distances. Practice by playing with different focal points to strengthen the bokeh swirl.

Credits: tamaralvarez, umeshu & stephoebe

Shoot your swirly summer stories with Petzval Art Lenses, available in our Online Shop and in Gallery Stores near you. We're curious about the awesome photos you'll shoot with these lenses, so share your shots by uploading them to your LomoHome or by using the hashtag #heylomography or #petzvalartlens on social media!

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