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Kristan Jan Q. Franco is rooted from General Santos City, and is a 20-year old student of Notre Dame of Dadiangas University. With the course Information Technology, he is into web designing, graphic designs, ads, and photography. Having been introduced into digital tools such as Adobe Photoshop and CSS coding, he began designing variety of graphics in his high school days. When he stepped into college, his interests expanded. With a cheap digicam and a Single Lens Reflex camera, he was engaged into photography and sees it as a hobby. Read more about KFranco »

The World in Fish-eye

Posted by Kristan Wednesday, February 17, 2010

One of the many interests I have in Photography is distortion. Distortion is art, and it gives a more dramatic effect to a simple and dull photo. Wide-angle and fish-eye lenses are the main reason why distortion exists in photography.Equipped with a basic DSLR and a good fish-eye filter lens, I was able to apply distortion to my shots.

This is a very simple definition of Fish-eye in Photography:

Of or being a wide-angle photographic lens that covers an angle of about 180°, producing a circular image with exaggerated foreshortening in the center and increasing distortion toward the periphery.
I've got so many fish-eye shots, and I think one blog post won't contain all photos, so I just select some clear shots.

1.) Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. A shot during our parade. I zoomed the lens that's why the distortion is just low.



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2.) RD Plaza, Gensan. Another shot from our parade. Since I zoomed-in the lens, the distortion lessened. One thing, the sky was overexposed.





3.) Sunny Highway. A shot from last month. I was riding a public-utility vehicle when the highway became an interesting scenery to shoot.



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4.) Hope Springs. A shot taken from the place of a firework incident. The tree was half-burnt. You could see less distortion here because of zooming in, see the clouds.

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Shooting in fish-eye is quite exciting. You get to see distorted sceneries. So, go, give it a try!

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