Friday, 7 December 2012

5 Ways to Get Creative with a Fisheye Lens

In this article from Digital Photography School, James Brandon, a photographer from Dallas, looks at what a fisheye lens is and shows just how it can be used to create some outstanding images.

A fisheye lens is easily one of the best ways to get creative and have a blast with photography. As far as lenses go, a fisheye is relatively cheap (around $650) making them accessible to a wide group of photogs. It’s important to know what a fisheye lens is, where it came from, and where the uses of a fisheye lens begin and end.

Originally used for meteorology to study the sky and cloud formations, fisheye’s were originally called “whole-sky lenses.” These lenses quickly became popular in the general photography field because of their fun and unique uses, and of course their incredibly distorted lines. They can be used for many different purposes, both professional and for fun (but mostly for fun). 

Here are 5 creative ways to use a fisheye lens that you can implement immediately…5 Ways to Get Creative with a Fisheye Lens

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