Fisheye

I gave away my Lomo film cameras, including a fisheye one, when I moved out of San Francisco. I didn’t use it that much — it was pretty fickle, and I never knew if the photographs would come out or not. Still, it was fun to experiment with, and I love the effect.

I recently bought the 4-in-1 olloclip lens for my iPhone 5s, which includes a fisheye, wide angle, and two macro lenses. I don’t use a proper camera at all anymore, so wanted to try a fun accessory for my phone.

I spent this holiday weekend up north — catching up with friends staying in Santa Rosa, kayaking on the Russian River (my happy place), and visiting my tiny house, which is currently parked in a yard in Sonoma.

Kayaking and swimming on the Russian River on the Fourth of July. Somewhere between Guerneville and Monte Rio.
Kayaking and swimming on the Russian River on the Fourth of July. Somewhere between Guerneville and Monte Rio.
Our kayaks on the shore of the Russian River.
Our kayaks on the shore of the Russian River.
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The front of our house, with a cute little porch.
Wide shot of our tiny house. From this angle you can see the dormers at the loft level, which raises the roof and brings light in. The walls are sheathed in OSB zip boards; the windows are not cut yet.
My husband standing at our front door entrance.
My husband Nick standing at our front door entrance. He’s six feet tall, and fits under the frame by a few inches.

16 Comments

  1. Nice stuff, I love the Ollo Clip. My wife got it for me for my birthday last year and I used a couple of shots I got of bugs with the macro lens to create images for t-shirts!
    Cheers!

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  2. Pretty rad effect. There’s a nice immersion to images when a fish-eye is used properly, these are very cool shots.

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  3. What an incredible perspective. Happy shooting…wish everyone in this country was more obsessed with this type of shooting.

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  4. oh, that’s cool! i like the fisheye-effect!

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  5. Nice photos. I wish I understood more about photography and lenses. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Yay! You opted for the porch! And I had no idea there were lenses available for the iPhone, especially a fisheye. So awesome that you can now capture the entire interior of your tiny house in one shot.

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  7. Looks like I might need to pick up this new toy when I am in the states.

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  8. Great shots. Love the tiny house.

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  9. I’m obsessed with fisheye, I also have similar lenses for my Iphone 5s! These pictures look great !

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  10. So THAT’S what the world would look like if viewed through the solitary eye of a five foot-something bipedal land fish!

    I’ve got a fisheye lens for my Canon AE-1, but I haven’t used that thing in years. Cool piece of equipment, though! Nice shots! 🙂

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  11. It does create an interesting effect.

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  12. Thanks for this. I guess that one of us will be getting the olloclip. It is more reliable than the Lomo, but lacks the mystery and frustration of missed shots.

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  13. Some cool shots here Cheri! My old boss has the olloclip and he loves it. I’m such a huge fan of wide angle and fish eye shots that I couldn’t resist clicking on your post in my reader. Hope you had a great long weekend… it sure looked like it.

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  14. I love these pics, such a unique perspective

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  15. Nice! I’ve been thinking of getting this same setup for my iPhone. Love the results, thanks for giving us ‘a look in’! :o)

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