I’m Sarah.

After graduating college, I worked as a TV news reporter at an NBC affiliate outside of Chicago. I then retired from that life to be a stay at home mom to my three little ones. While at home I was able to rekindle my love for decorating and crafts. A blog seemed like the perfect place to share those ideas. There is inspiration everywhere, I hope you find some here.

photography 101: fisheye lens

photography 101: fisheye lens

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I have a few different types of lenses that I use with my SLR camera. I have three that I use primarily to take pictures. But this lens is more like an accessory. I have only used it a handful of times but is very fun to use. It is a fisheye lens.
Fisheye Lens: 
An extreme wide-angle lens, having a 180 degree horizontal angle of view. The fisheye lens distorts the images creating non straight lines. 
This is the fisheye lens I have. It's listed at $37 but there are a lot of different types of fisheye lenses. I picked this one because it had good reviews and wasn't that expensive, because I knew I would just be using it for fun. 
I took some of these pictures downtown Chicago. I think the fisheye lens works well when there is a large area to be photographed. 
Depending on how much you zoom in, you can create the complete circle, or like in the photo below, just a partial circle. You can even zoom out further to not have any black showing. The black is there because this particular fisheye lens is essentially a hollow barrel, and so when you take a picture, you are also photographing the inside of the barrel.

{This is a fisheye lens collage I made in PicMonkey}
So if you are looking for a little accessory for your camera, I would check out the fisheye lens. It's a lot of fun to play around with. 
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