Fisheye photos are tricky to do well.
Sure, the super wide angle and curved distortion makes a lot of these pictures look cool. You don’t even need to know much about photography to impress your friends and get a boatload of “likes” on Facebook. But if you want to capture a unique perspective, you’ll need to do your homework. Then, you’ll have to head out the door and practice, practice, practice.
This lens is just a tool, so it won’t take gorgeous photos for you.
But its originality offers a lot of possibilities, too. As more and more people shoot pics with camera phones and add colorful filters with apps, taking photos that stand out is a challenge. So if you can master this unusual lens, you can not only “wow!” your buddies, but you might show someone another way of looking at the world.
Before you get started, though, why not learn (or “steal”) from those who’ve gone before you. Below are 50(ish) examples of fisheye photography that could take your breath away. Or, at least, you might think they’re pretty cool and “like” them on F-book. :)
Do any of these shots inspire you to break out your fisheye lens and start shooting?
If so, please share which ones moved you in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you! If you’re fisheye-less and can’t afford a 500$ lens (or even a 15$ knockoff iPhone lens), you can still add fisheye-like filters in Photoshop or Instagram and get started today. Enjoy!