Refreshing Shot Ideas for the Fisheye Lens
Everyone knows fisheye lenses aren't the average camera lenses. Originally called whole-sky lenses, they capture distorted lines and views at an extremely wide angle, allowing for very unique shots. This notion can sometimes be intimidating because with fisheye lenses, the normal rules of shooting don't apply. Don't shy away; Jenna Smith, part of the LensGiant staff, gives you 3 ways to bring some creativity into your professional and just-for-fun photography using a fisheye lens.
1) Exaggerated animal shots
"Nosy Dog" by Angie Garrett
Heading to the zoo? Or maybe you just want to capture that in-your-face-moment you experience whenever you come home and your dog is jumping with excitement at your feet. Amp up animal photography by using a fisheye lens at elevated, tilted, or extremely close up points of view. The heightened angle at an elevated POV allows for an overall better balanced scene and lets you get creative with perspective. Try using a monopod to avoid capturing your feet or shadow in the shot. Tilting the camera can dramatically affect the dynamics of your shot as well. Try tilting to the left or right to see what your lens produces.
2) Capture everything