Monday, January 5, 2009

Camping with a fisheye

A couple of notes regarding the first roll of film using my new Lomography Fisheye camera while camping last weekend:

1. The pictures didn't turn out quite as well as I had hoped. Having never used this camera before, I knew it would take some experimenting... but an undistorted viewfinder means not really knowing how the processed image is going to end up.

2. The film that was given to me with the camera was ISO 100, which meant that some of the images ended up being much too dark. The beauty of a digital SLR is the ability to change the ISO on the fly -- with film, it's not so easy. I think next time I'll use a roll of 400 to be on the safe side.

3. I have no idea what the blue and green lines are on some of the processed pictures -- with cheap(er) cameras like these, I guess it's inevitable that there will be flaws. I'm interested to see if they show up on the next roll...

For the rest of the fisheye set, click here.