Seeing thru Fisheyes

Fisheye Lens are a staple of surf photography. Depending on how you angle the lens you can make waves look bigger, deeper or steeper, But the down fall is you can also do the opposite. When I first got comfortable enough to get close I realized that I then had to master the fisheye. I mess up a lot of great shots due to inexperience and being too far away. But I learned from my mistakes and how to crop a photo to hide the distortion. Enjoy

Check out the original and the cropped, it’s really hard to maintain a believable horizon

 

Bottom angle shots will dwarf a wave size

Water droplets on a dome shaped housing ports are a way of life and an image killer

Subjects on the edges of the image get distorted

Too Far away

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3 responses

  1. cool.. I’ve been wondering about ngitteg one of these as a cheap-o alternative to buying a real fisheye lens 🙂 Good to see some samples. I figure its not like I’m needing L-series quality when I’m just firing off fisheye photos for fun, so I think I will pick one up 🙂

    March 9, 2012 at 3:52 pm

  2. That last one is not too far away at all – I like it!

    July 15, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    • thanks Jamie, I actually instagramed it after I made this post and got a lot of positive feed back from it. I have to remember it not always about the surfer and great shots don’t have to be close ups, Aloha

      July 16, 2012 at 12:40 pm

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