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Photographer
Dream-foto
Posts: 4,352
Chico, California, US


I wanted to do something different, so I broke out an old fisheye adapter yesterday. I like the look, but I'm bothered about the black space around the image.

Any creative suggestions on what to do with the black space?

http://jiminchico.com/images/2240sm2.jpg
Jan 22 12 03:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Alluring Exposures
Posts: 11,358
Mesa, Arizona, US


Dream-foto wrote:
I wanted to do something different, so I broke out an old fisheye adapter yesterday. I like the look, but I'm bothered about the black space around the image.

Any creative suggestions on what to do with the black space?


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120122/15/4f1c9ca02eef4_m.jpg

Zoom out and crop it out?

Jan 22 12 04:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jeffs Photography
Posts: 3,608
Dakota, Minnesota, US


Dream-foto wrote:
Any creative suggestions on what to do with the black space?

Add in a hand/claw like it's holding a "sphere"?

Jan 22 12 04:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mnemosyne - Projects
Posts: 894
Bloomington, Indiana, US


Alluring Exposures wrote:

Zoom out and crop it out?

Wouldn't zooming out make a larger black space?

Jan 22 12 04:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Capture1
Posts: 58
Huntsville, Alabama, US


Kinda defeats the purpose. The black space is synonymous with a fisheye lens. It's nothing more than barrel distortion.
Jan 22 12 04:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
New Dawn Photography
Posts: 3,015
San Ramon, California, US


Take a head shot of yourself and edit the sphere into one of your eyes.
Jan 22 12 04:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
James Rosenberg
Posts: 80
Santa Barbara, California, US


Enrapture Photography wrote:

Add in a hand/claw like it's holding a "sphere"?

sorry haha im a terrible person
http://i43.tinypic.com/zvzvpi.jpg

Jan 22 12 04:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
BareLight
Posts: 508
Kansas City, Kansas, US


Turn the black into white so it looks like a round photo (at least on web-sites with white backgrounds)
Jan 22 12 04:46 pm  Link  Quote 
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RedwoodForest
Posts: 307
Portland, Oregon, US


I chucked my adapter in the trash recently. It was an Opteka I bought about a year ago and used for just a couple of days.

Ended up getting a Tokina fisheye lens. Got mine new, but used they are around $400 give or take.

Sold mine for a Tokina UWA, but hope to replace it this year or next.

One of the best collections I've seen is on Flickr.com

Search for a user possessed2fisheye
Jan 22 12 06:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Z_Photo
Posts: 6,903
Huntsville, Alabama, US


James Rosenberg wrote:

sorry haha im a terrible person
http://i43.tinypic.com/zvzvpi.jpg

wow, look at all the infringement

Jan 22 12 06:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Josh Yu Photography
Posts: 206
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Z_Photo wrote:

wow, look at all the infringement

It's parody, it's fair use (probably)!

Jan 22 12 06:51 pm  Link  Quote 
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AVD AlphaDuctions
Posts: 10,524
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada


Josh Yu Photography wrote:
It's parody, it's fair use (probably)!

using the OP's image AND someone else's copryright material without permission? I'd suggest it get taken down before someone contacts a MOD. (even tho it was cute)

Jan 22 12 07:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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Robert Lynch
Posts: 2,482
Bowie, Maryland, US


Josh Yu Photography wrote:
It's parody, it's fair use (probably)!
AVD AlphaDuctions wrote:
using the OP's image AND someone else's copryright material without permission?

Parody doesn't require permission.  Whether the example in question qualifies as parody is a separate discussion.

Jan 22 12 07:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dream-foto
Posts: 4,352
Chico, California, US


James Rosenberg wrote:
sorry haha im a terrible person
http://i43.tinypic.com/zvzvpi.jpg

Thanks James, I love it!!!

This is the adapter I was using. I've had it for about 30 years, it's time I had some fun with it. For a cheap adapter, I'm amazed how good the quality is.

http://www.jiminchico.com/fisheye.jpg

You can pick up similar ones on ebay for around $35.

RedwoodForest wrote:
I chucked my adapter in the trash recently. It was an Opteka I bought about a year ago and used for just a couple of days.

Ended up getting a Tokina fisheye lens. Got mine new, but used they are around $400 give or take.

Sold mine for a Tokina UWA, but hope to replace it this year or next.

One of the best collections I've seen is on Flickr.com

Search for a user possessed2fisheye

I never throw anything away, you can never tell when some accessory might come in handy.

I also have a Tokina fisheye, however with my APS-C sensor, I don't get the full round effect with that lens.

Jan 22 12 10:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
James Rosenberg
Posts: 80
Santa Barbara, California, US


oh of course a copyright debate starts over what is obviously a parody! haha
But im glad you liked it. Thats pretty cool, but what do you put it on?
Jan 22 12 10:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dream-foto
Posts: 4,352
Chico, California, US


James Rosenberg wrote:
oh of course a copyright debate starts over what is obviously a parody! haha
But im glad you liked it. Thats pretty cool, but what do you put it on?

Oh, I consider it totally fair use, you gave me a great idea. I don't mind it at all.

edit: I'm going to get a shot of that models hands holding her image.

Jan 22 12 10:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dream-foto
Posts: 4,352
Chico, California, US


James Rosenberg wrote:
.... Thats pretty cool, but what do you put it on?

I put it on a Canon G6, I love that camera, and with the 52mm filter adapter, it works great with stuff like this adapter and slide copy holders.

http://www.foto-tip.pl/sklep/1/CanonG6+tulejka2.jpg

Jan 22 12 10:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
James Rosenberg
Posts: 80
Santa Barbara, California, US


Dream-foto wrote:

I put it on a Canon G6, I love that camera, and with the 53mm filter adapter, it works great with stuff like this adapter and slide copy holders.

Oh, i see. I would defiantly have to get a bigger adapter to try that however. the only camera i own and shoot on is a 7D. The canon fisheyes are quite expensive.

Jan 22 12 10:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dream-foto
Posts: 4,352
Chico, California, US


James Rosenberg wrote:
Oh, i see. I would defiantly have to get a bigger adapter to try that however. the only camera i own and shoot on is a 7D. The canon fisheyes are quite expensive.

Pick up a G6, you'll be amazed at the quality that old camera can deliver. And it has the flip out lcd display which is really handy when shooting above your head, or down near the ground.

edit: I also have a cheap Bower ring flash made for macro work. It also fits perfectly on the G6. The ring flash makes a great fill light. Check out the girl with the ice cream cone in my port. That shot was done with the G6 and the cheap ring flash. And it works in TTL mode with that camera.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/080701/01/4869c45a901e4_m.jpg

http://focuscamera.com/pics/Bower/sfd14c.jpg

Jan 22 12 10:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dream-foto
Posts: 4,352
Chico, California, US


James Rosenberg wrote:
Oh, i see. I would defiantly have to get a bigger adapter to try that however. the only camera i own and shoot on is a 7D. The canon fisheyes are quite expensive.

What you did kind of reminds me of the famous     M. C. Escher drawing. MM photographer Billy Monday had done a similar self-portrait.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/66/Hand_with_Reflecting_Sphere.jpg/300px-Hand_with_Reflecting_Sphere.jpg

Billy Monday:
http://www.ablemuse.com/v9/images/features/billy-monday.jpg

Jan 22 12 11:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mnemosyne - Projects
Posts: 894
Bloomington, Indiana, US


AVD AlphaDuctions wrote:

using the OP's image AND someone else's copryright material without permission? I'd suggest it get taken down before someone contacts a MOD. (even tho it was cute)

Parody is allowed under copyright law. It's how SNL gets away with, pretty much everything it does.

Jan 23 12 12:49 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Alluring Exposures
Posts: 11,358
Mesa, Arizona, US


Mnemosyne - Projects wrote:

Wouldn't zooming out make a larger black space?

No, zooming out makes the subject smaller which would then allow you to crop the image with no black corners.

Jan 23 12 04:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Taboo Tyger
Posts: 1
Chico, California, US


thats awesome!!! lol.
Jan 23 12 05:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Andrew Iverson Media
Posts: 568
River Falls, Wisconsin, US


James Rosenberg wrote:

Oh, i see. I would defiantly have to get a bigger adapter to try that however. the only camera i own and shoot on is a 7D. The canon fisheyes are quite expensive.

I have one of the Canon fisheyes, and have to say that after using it i'd never use one of those adapters that gives the circle in the middle. That is unless that is what i was going for. Just my 2cents.

Jan 23 12 05:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dream-foto
Posts: 4,352
Chico, California, US


I did another shoot with that girl, and used James Rosenberg's idea, this was the result:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120129/11/4f259acc975c0_m.jpg
Jan 29 12 01:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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