Most people don't use a fish eye for portrait shots. It just makes people look wierd! But I had a go at a Thursday night gig we go to, and a few shots came out ok. I guess its just remembering to pay attention to the whole frame, as these things take such a wide view, its very easy to get a detail that could easily mess up the photograph. I got Caroline in this one, holding the off set flash. But in the end I really like it!
Here´s a go at a landscape shot from before christmas. Its obvious that its been taken with a fish-eye due to the curve of the tree and steps, but I think it frames the picture and like it. The colours on this Rokinon 8mm f2.8 are great. And the manual focus is also easy to use as the lens is so wide. (On top of all that, Im not climbing the huge hill to get up there again to try and get a better shot).
Introducing Ella, my dog/model. I think she is getting fed up of me taking shots of her. However she´s cheap and I can pay her in sausages and bacon. This is a photograph taken with the idea of using the distortion as a composition tool. I wanted to show the curve in the top 3rd, but also curve my silhouette. The final thing was to get Ella as "in proportion" as possible, thats to say undistorted. The closer the centre objects are placed , when using fish eyes, the less distortion. Anyway, I think it works, and Ella was happy with the shot too.