A brand of lenses that has a long, rich history is Lomography. Lomography creates toy lenses that distresses the image that pulls the image away from your normal digital, crisp image, and lenses that are evocative of older style lenses. Authors Richard Harrington and James Ball demonstrate several Lomography lenses you could use on your next shoot.
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- Another brand of lenses that have a long, rich history…are those from Lomography.…Now Lomography was originally a popular plastic…camera brand, we've seen these pop up,…the Lomo effect you might've heard of.…They're sort of evocative of these cheap plastic lenses.…Jim, why might you choose to shoot something…on the plastic or a toy lens?…- Well just to further distress the image…from, you know, to get away from that digital crisp,…sharp look that we're used to…with today's digital cameras and modern lenses.…
- Yeah, and they've come up with a couple ones here,…for example they have a three lens kit…for micro four-thirds.…This one here is deemed all part of their experimental kit,…so this is a fisheye, and then we have one here…that's a little bit more traditional.…This is a 12 millimeter, that's sort of a wide angle lens,…and it actually has removable gels there…so you can shift the color there on purpose…in the camera.…Why might you put a plastic filter in like that?…- Well this could very well have been left over…
In this course, Rich Harrington joins cinematographer James Ball for a detailed look at the pros and cons of using prime lenses for both photography and video projects. Together, they look at practical implications of shooting with primes as well as creative opportunities and challenges.
- Understanding prime lenses
- Adapting lenses to specific cameras
- Identifying benefits and challenges when working with prime lenses
- Working with specialty prime lenses: macro and Lomography lenses
- Exploring options with a shallow depth of field
- Strategies for success with prime lenses