Recently, I added another lens to my repertoire–the fisheye lens. I have wanted one of these badly for a long time, but just hadn’t gotten one until I decided to spoil myself one day! =) For those asking themselves “what’s a fisheye lens?”: It’s a lens that takes a 180 degree angle picture. So basically, if there is anything in front of the lens, it will capture it. I have found that it is very hard to take pictures & not get myself in the picture (be it feet or fingers). It has a really cool feeling of bending the lines. Why this happens is because you are taking 180 degrees of view & smashing it into a 3:2 rectangle.
These are a few pictures that I took the first week of having it. I took it as we went Frolfing (Disc Golf) @ UAA (University of Alaska Anchorage). Some turned out really sweet. I’m still learning how to effectivly use it, but am having fun as I go. I love finding areas with lots of lines in the back/foreground & have the fisheye do its cool effect of “bending the lines.” Things will look “normal” toward the center & stretched/bent on the sides.
As always: Enjoy! =)
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