Shooting Fisheye without a Fisheye Camera?

2012-10-02 3

You want to shoot Fisheye photos just like everyone else, but you have a problem – You don’t actually own a Fisheye camera or have the money to buy one. Don’t worry my little monkey, help is at hand! Just read ahead for a simple and cheap alternative!

I don’t understand why he’s always so sad…

This is quite possibly the simplest tip you ever read, so lets jump in!

Right, what you need;

  • Any camera (I used a SLR for my examples)
  • One of these and the bigger the better…
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They’re called “Mirror Spheres” and I’m sure most of you have seen them before in garden displays as part of a water feature of some sort. I found mine in a home improvement store for three English pounds! Bargain!

All that’s left to do now is hold the sphere in one hand, aim your camera at the ball with the other and shoot. Fisheye portraits! It’s that simple!

Credits: lostlittlekid

Try varying the angle and putting the ball down to get different results.

Credits: lostlittlekid

That’s it. Now go out and shoot! Just be ready for the funny looks you’ll get haha!

written by lostlittlekid on 2012-10-02 #gear #tutorials #portrait #camera #reflection #experiment #tipster #fisheye #quickie-tipster #garden-mirror-spheres


  1. clownshoes
    clownshoes ·

    Nice article. I always wanted the Bird's eye lens; but they are hard to find.

  2. lostlittlekid
    lostlittlekid ·

    @slivinskaja_, @110isnotdead, @clownshoes, @minchi, @wuxiong, @jochan.
    Thanks! Check out my new ones here, they're better I think ;)…

  3. 110isnotdead
    110isnotdead ·

    WHoa, great results :))

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