Santa gave me a fisheye optic for my Lensbaby Composer. Truth be told, I find this a lot more interesting to use than the default tilt-shift lens of the Composer.
Freaturing a 12mm focal length, this lens can shoot from one inch to infinity.
To Infinity and Beyond!
This is a shot of the Buzz Lightyear toy in my cubicle at work. I put a black card behind it, relishing the 2001 Space Odyssey-like reflecting lights on the plastic helmet. To help matters along, I added a lens flare effect from photoshop.
In the following shot, I lined up the Pink Panther figures to look somewhat like the Keep on Trucking graphic from the 70s. Shot from a short distance, the line of panthers shows nicely the perspective effect that you gain with a fisheye lens.
Here's another one, among my first shots with this lens, that also shows the type of perspective I'm talking about:
This shot of Stewart Hall on WVU's main campus illustrates the visual distortion of a landscape shot. Note the barrel distortion and chromatic effects in the four corners.
None of these shots are what I would call great, but this has been a very fun lens to play around with.
Like this car, I'm happy:
Monday, January 14, 2019
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