Tip of the Week: Through a Fisheye


Fisheye lenses offer a rather unique view and perspective. Just like the name, a photograph from this lens resembles that of a fish’s eye. These lenses also show a larger degree of barrel distortion than usual wide angle lenses. On the other hand, circular fisheyes capture a full view of the scene in a circular format, just like a globe. However, since the image is presented in such a fashion, one must be careful with the elements that are seen in the top and bottom half of the circle. Ultimately, the lesson that wide angle lenses teach us is that if we manage to get around small flaws and use them creatively, we can make beautiful photos happen.

Photograph/Anirban Brahma