It’s been some time since my last post and although I don’t have a huge amount of images, I thought it would still be worth doing an update.
There’s nothing too groundbreaking in here but just some casual shots as I’ve taken while going about my usual routines.
Making Use of a UWA
Ultra Wide Angle lenses have a very unique look to them, and I feel are best used in tighter spaces since they can give a different look.
I carried the a7C II and Sony FE PZ 16-35mm f/4 G with me since it’s such a light combo that I barely feel it. This is definitely an underutilized lens for me that could do with more love, maybe once Winter hits and I’m outdoors shooting more again I can make better use of it. Now onto the images.
When you shoot such wide images like the first two, you’ll get quite a bit of distortion at focal lengths like 16mm. I tried experimenting with the “Transform” tool in Lightroom which I was pretty happy with the results.
You do lose some pixels due to the distortion correction but that’s easy enough to fix with generative or content aware fill. I’ll continue to use this method and see well it works for different types of shots.
My Newest Neighbor and Chinese New Year
In terms of still life photography, I’ve been having some fun with it.
Below is a photo of the small Totoro figure I got in Japan. I’ve taken a photo of it before with pure artificial light but decided to try again using natural light. This was taken using my a7C II and Sigma 105mm f/2.8 on the arm of my couch, the material makes for a great base in my photos.
You’ll also find above are some Chinese New Year related images. The middle image is of some red packets we got as now that we’re married, we need to give them out to family members. The image itself is taken with the a7IV and 35GM and the last image is of a small dragon statue we go which was taken with the a7C II and Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art.
I’m hoping to start use my 85mm lens more so I can really master the focal length and then use it like second nature, much how I treat the 35mm focal length.