My obsession with the Canon fisheye and the 85mm lenses

Honestly I’m not sure what photographer wouldn’t be obsessed with the 85mm L series lense. It has a super sharp focus on the subject and melts the background into butter (assuming your aperture is wide open, of course).

The 85mm lense is amazing for portraits because you are still far enough from the subject for them to be totally comfortable… even if it’s a little unsuspecting girl that you run into on the street.
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Great for candids too. Hey Canon, am I getting paid for this?
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Another lense that I use a lot for wedding photography is the fisheye lense. I love how it captures everything around and I also love the slight distortion that it creates. Of course you have to make sure that the key subjects (bride & groom) are in the center of the picture, since anything even a little close to the edges of the oicture gets distorted. However, if you DO decide to distort them, then (as my graphic design teacher at Parsons used to say) do it with a commitment. Meaning either don’t do it or do it all the way. It should not look like an accident.

The fisheye creates images like this.
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And this.
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Here is a side by side comparison of the 85mm and the fisheye. As you can see it makes the same image appear totally different and I happen to be a fan of both looks.
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A “cherry type thing” grows in Brooklyn. And is documented by the 85mm.
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