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Taking the Fisheye No. 2 for a Spin

Want to get in deep in the heat of the action? Use a Fisheye on your next outing and get up close and personal!

Photo by cruzron

It’s common knowledge already but it bears repeating. The Fisheye is wide. It sees the world through 170⁰ of fabulous Fisheye distortion. This means that you have to man up and get up close. You aren’t doing yourself a favor by shooting faraway subjects with the Fisheye – they’ll only look like tiny, inconsequential specks of dust in the horizon. I’ll use one of my old photos as an example:

Photo by cruzron

It’s one big meh. I’m not telling you not to take landscape photos with your Fisheye, though. I’m simply reminding you to be… mindful of your shot selection. Each and every one of our Lomographic cameras have their strengths and weaknesses. It’s up to us to make sure that we make our cameras give us the very best of what they have to offer.

Photo by cruzron

For the Fisheye, my advice is this: get in as close as you can, with as much light as you have. Even if your subject is less than a foot away, the wide angle of view that your Fisheye has will take care of you and do the heavy lifting. Learn to trust it to do what it does best and you’ll reap the rewards. Try it out!

written by cruzron

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