Recently a good friend sent me a small kaleidoscope as a graduation present. It is fun to look through and being me, I had to find a way to shoot a camera through it…so I did. Here are a few of the images taken through it.
I guess I have been in an experimental mood lately with my photography. Lots of abstract and more graphic type images.
This one is a picture of the dog JB who lives with my-friend-bob-smith-who-lives-downstairs.
I shot these with my 50mm prime lens by cutting a cardboard mask to fit the inside diameter of the lens, then cut a kaleidoscope sized hole in the middle of that. Now all the light hitting the sensor had to come through the kaleidoscope.
Depending on what aperture I used, the image would be circular or full-frame. There was some detail loss with a shallower depth of field, but nothing drastic.
It turns out that the best setting is somewhere in the middle of the range ~f/4-f/8.
Well that’s it for today, another experimental day in paradise. Should have some more fun concept shoots coming your way in the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled.