I used a fisheye or wide angle lens for the first time yesterday and I am happy with the results. It will take a great deal of practice to know how best to use it, but I am on the right track.
To practice, I went out to an old mining town that has kept its vintage buildings (external link). It’s near Nelson, Nevada, about fifty miles southwest of Las Vegas. They charge a reasonable ten dollars an hour for solo photographers to shoot. If you bring a model it costs more. Many movies have filmed parts of their pictures there.
Here is another photo taken with the fisheye. The lens is a “Rokinon RK12M-M 12mm F2.0 NCS CS Ultra Wide Angle Fixed Lens” according to the sales slip. I have a Canon EOS M3 but I understand they make a mount for Sony. I am also learning to adjust my photos in RAW, rather than doing all the processing in Photoshop. In many cases I do not need to do anything in post. Wow, I am writing like I know what I am doing.
Here is another photo. This time with a conventional lens. Again, click on the image to get a bigger picture.
As I’ve written before, I am not a professional photographer or even an advanced amateur. But the magazines I write for require me to provide photographs so that’s what I do. In the past, I’ve sent workable photos, serviceable ones that got the job done. What I’d like to do in the future is provide better ones.