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The Enthusiast's Guide to Composition by Khara Plicanic

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39. EXPERIMENT WITH NOVELTY LENSES

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OUTSIDE OF YOUR garden-variety prime and zoom lenses, there’s a genre of specialty lenses that can make for interesting photos, and at the very least, be a lot of fun. Here’s a rundown of some of the “non-traditional” lenses I recommend experimenting with:

  • Fisheye lenses are so incredibly wide that you can practically see behind you. (Not quite, but almost. It certainly feels that way, at least.) Some point-and-shoot cameras have a built-in fisheye effect like the one seen in Figure 39.1. It’s not nearly as impressive as images taken with an actual fisheye lens, but it can scratch your itch for experimenting ...

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