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50(ish) Examples Of Breathtaking Fisheye Photography

Fisheye photos are tricky to do well.

Photo by Scott Cromwell

Photo by Scott Cromwell

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. :)

Steve Angello at Solaris Festival by Tobias Wang

Photograph Steve Angello at Solaris Festival by Tobias Wang on 500px

The Pitt by Andrew Cooney

Photograph The Pitt by Andrew Cooney on 500px

Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque Panorama by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji

Photograph Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque Panorama by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji on 500px

Smoking Jungle by Karim Nafatni

Photograph Smoking Jungle by Karim Nafatni on 500px

Shanghai at Night by Clemens Geiger

Photograph Shanghai at Night by Clemens Geiger on 500px

you go where you look by Valentin Kouba

Photograph Dancing in the Dark by Dorian Orendain on 500px

Tuscany right ahead! by Allard Schager

Photograph Tuscany right ahead! by Allard Schager on 500px

Wonders Of The Night by Mike Berenson – Colorado Captures

Photograph Wonders Of The Night by Mike Berenson - Colorado Captures on 500px

Triple staircase by Ángel Sánchez García

Photograph Triple staircase by Ángel Sánchez García on 500px

me and my gitarre by Siegfried Heinrich

Photograph me and my gitarre by Siegfried Heinrich on 500px

Moving staircase by Sus Bogaerts

Photograph Moving staircase by Sus Bogaerts on 500px

Keep a tight ass by AG Photographe

Photograph Keep a tight ass by AG Photographe on 500px

Papuma Beach Sunset by Rivan Indra

Photograph Papuma Beach Sunset by Rivan Indra on 500px

Morning Reflection by art-ditz photography

Photograph Morning Reflection by art-ditz photography on 500px

Camp Trails by Bill Church

Photograph Camp Trails by Bill Church on 500px

Bird Man by Neil Kremer

Photograph Bird Man by Neil Kremer on 500px

Blade Runner by Aaron Yeoman

Photograph Blade Runner by Aaron Yeoman on 500px

Light My Way by Derek Kind

Photograph Light My Way by Derek Kind on 500px

Different Way by Alfonso Gómez

Photograph Different Way by Alfonso Gómez on 500px

Around the World in 80…. MINUTES! by S. S.

Photograph Around the World in 80.... MINUTES! by S. S. on 500px

Azadi Tower by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji

Photograph Azadi Tower by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji on 500px

the tower by Bildwerker Freiburg

Photograph the tower by Bildwerker Freiburg on 500px

360 Japan with Flo Bastien by Tristan Shu

Photograph 360 Japan with Flo Bastien by Tristan Shu on 500px

Caretta caretta by Alp Baranok

Photograph Caretta caretta by Alp Baranok on 500px

Photograph All of Moraine by Chris Muir on 500px

Chaos Theory by Allard Schager

Photograph Chaos Theory by Allard Schager on 500px

Eye of Seljalandsfoss by Pai Shaka

Photograph Eye of Seljalandsfoss by Pai Shaka on 500px

Ground Perspective II by Vadim Za

Photograph Driving by Joost van Doorn on 500px

Trees by Alexandru Lates

Photograph Trees by Alexandru Lates on 500px

Kish Island and The Persian Gulf by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji

Photograph Kish Island and The Persian Gulf  by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji on 500px

Arches | stairs by Ali Erturk

Photograph Arches | stairs by Ali Erturk on 500px

Mystical Rail with Gus Kenworthy by Tristan Shu

Photograph Mystical Rail with Gus Kenworthy by Tristan Shu on 500px

Skiba Practice by Mark Fuchs

Photograph Skiba Practice by Mark Fuchs on 500px

Tropical Bride by Eric Cameron

Photograph Tropical Bride by Eric  Cameron on 500px

flying by Sarah Lee

Photograph flying by Sarah Lee on 500px

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!

Benjamin Jenks

Benjamin Jenks offers creative strategies to help you live, work, and travel, like an adventurer at AdventureSauce.com.

  • Adam

    Amazing photos. But the truth is that most of them is just overcooked sh*t

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