I know, I know. How many photos of that fucking sideboard do we have to see, right? Bear with me, it was for science!
As you may recall, I recently rented a 14-24mm wide angle lens. It turns out I didn't have to return it immediately, but had it a full 24 hours. Since my trial photo shoot went so nerve-wrackingly, I thought I'd take it home and practice on our interiors, you know, see if I can get the hang of it.
Snicker. Snickersnicker. Not so much.
Apart from the bathroom photo (which makes it look like the coolest place on Earth), I'm still struggling a bit. Lines feel weird. It's like that point when you've drunk too much and you sort of sway back and forth peacefully? (Not that I've ever done that, Mum. Swearz.). They all look like that. I've tried kneeling, crouching, crab stance, tripod- I'm still not getting the perfect tilt and height to pull it off successfully. Also I'm having trouble keeping the photos really sharp. I think this is because my shite-tastic tripod wiggles though. The barrel distortion can be fiddled with in Lightroom to try to keep everything straight, but hrrrng...I hate faffing with photos too much.
FNERRRRR boring camera talk. I'm boring myself here, let alone you guys.
In summation, after snapping these I promptly filled a small bowl with peanut M&M's from the freezer (Have you had them like that? The crunch is SO satisfying.) and plopped my lazy arse down to play Two Dots on my iPad like the winner I really am. Real life here, folks. Fat pants, frozen junk foods, and a startling, some-might-say-sad obsession with a colour-dot-matching app.
I'll stick to my tightly-cropped 50mm beauties for now. Maybe when I'm done with these M&M's I'll give it another bash. Does anyone have any wide-angle wisdom they'd care to share? I've already decided I need one of those level-cube thingies to put on my camera so I know when it is perfectly level. Although, with the wonky floors in this place, that could be a crapshoot!
Also, unrelated, I'm totally chnging the Pirkka table to face the other way. It's bothering me now, looking at these photos.