If there’s one way to make sure every single picture you take look exactly the same, it’s to shoot them with a fisheye. Nothing says: “I haven’t had this camera for a long time” like a gallery full of fisheye shots. The ultra wide angle, the distortion, it’s all so creative. And by creative, I mean extremely mundane.
Think back, once again, to your favorite photographs throughout history. Look at how many of them were shot with fisheyes. None? Surprise, surprise. Let’s look at a fisheye image:
Fisheye, HDR and a goddamn border – it’s like scoring a hat trick at the game of ugly.
It’s no surprise there are so many fisheye HDRs out there, they’re both methods that try to mimic creativity. Shit’s worse than a toupee, you ain’t foolin’ nobody.
Here’s my advice: if you want to shoot with a fisheye, get yourself a Zenitar 16mm f/2.8. They cost a whopping $100 or so, depending on how well the dollar is doing, and come with mounts for any camera system worth a damn. Stick it on a cheap-ass film body or a full frame DSLR, if your dick swings that low, and shoot 3 or 4 rolls. Like that one time in high school when you wondered what’d it be like to make out with a dude, you should just do it and get it out of your system.