Use the Frame Area of your Fisheye to the Maximum: Make a Frame

2013-06-19 5

Do you wanna use all the millimeters of space on your photo? Do you dream of getting interesting Fisheye images with a beautiful frame instead of a black space around the edges? Then this short tip is for you.

I love my simple Fisheye One Green. But I always want to do something to fill the black edges on the frame of a fisheye photo. Especially it concerns evening and night shots when there is a lot of “black” space on the photo, much more than at daytime. But at the same time, I wanted to keep the original image “clean” and, for example, the offered tip “Multiexposure with flowers” doesn’t fit me. So I came up with a pretty simple idea. Shoot doubles with my computer, but cut a black circle on the “computer” images.

Credits: betterthanelvis

All you need is:

  • Fisheye camera
  • Any other full-frame camera
  • Monitor
  • Any graphic program
  • Tripod (optional)

Load a film in a Fisheye camera and take any picture you want to (shoot at par with the sensitivity of the film). However, this advice is better suited for night and evening shots because the transition from black on the image to the to black on the frame is smoother with such images. Why do I suggest to shoot with a Fisheye first? Because then, you can find a suitable framework more easily according to the taken image.

After you end up your roll, we turn to the second part – finding and preparing images for framework. You can choose any image you like for frames (black-and-white, color, old photos, or patterns), but it should be noted that a large part of the image will be replaced with black circles. Then, draw a black circle in the center of selected images using any graphic program. I didn’t care a lot about size of circle, I drew it on the eyes. You should have something similar.

Credits: betterthanelvis

But it would be better if the drawn circle will be slightly smaller than the original Fisheye image. Since the transition from the frame to the picture will not stand out in the photo. Unfortunately I realized it only after the first shot roll.

Then, load the film again to any of your full-format cameras (I used a Zenit 122). Put it on a tripod (although you could shoot without it if you trust your hands) in front of a monitor with the earlier prepared pictures open, and shoot. Don’t forget to set the film speed one step up (I used 200ISO, so I set it to 400ISO).

Credits: betterthanelvis

Good luck in your experiments.

written by betterthanelvis on 2013-06-19 #gear #tutorials #frames #multiexposure #tipster #doubles #fisheye
translated by betterthanelvis

More Interesting Articles

  • The Aesthetics of the New Russar+: Five Shooting Tips

    written by lomography on 2015-10-24 #gear #tutorials
    The Aesthetics of the New Russar+: Five Shooting Tips

    With exceptional craftsmanship and features, the New Russar+ is indeed a fine piece of photographic gear. It's then only but right to photograph only the best images with this lens. That being said, here are a few tips to help you not only find the appropriate subjects, but also properly frame and capture them.

    2015-10-24
  • Top Shoutbox Users of March 2016

    written by lomography on 2016-03-25 #news
    Top Shoutbox Users of March 2016

    Aside from browsing through beautiful photographs and reading interesting articles, hanging out in the shoutbox is another worthwhile activity to do in the community. Not only will you get updated on the latest in photography, you’ll also have a chance to share ideas, tips, and stories with fellow shutterbugs across the globe. The shoutbox is always brimming with entertaining conversation and it's all because of these Lomographers.

    2016-03-25 3
  • Top Shoutbox Users of February 2016

    written by lomography on 2016-02-26 #news
    Top Shoutbox Users of February 2016

    Aside from browsing through beautiful photographs and reading interesting articles, hanging out in the shoutbox is another worthwhile activity to do in the community. Not only will you get updated on the the latest news about photography but you’ll also have a chance to share ideas, tips, and stories with fellow shutterbugs across the globe. The shoutbox is always brimming with entertaining conversation and it's all because of these lomographers.

    2016-02-26 7
  • Shop News

    Save 15% on Lomography Film when bought with the Lubitel!

    Save 15% on Lomography Film when bought with the Lubitel!

    This beautiful camera features such ability to let users choose and switch between 35mm or 120 formats! Shoot more, save more! Get 15% discount on Lomography Films when you purchase film with the Lubitel camera!

  • How to Develop Photos on Stone in a Darkroom

    written by tomas_bates on 2016-02-17 #gear #tutorials
    How to Develop Photos on Stone in a Darkroom

    I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!

    2016-02-17 12
  • Colors of Winter with the LOMO LC-A

    written by tomas_bates on 2015-12-10 #news #gear
    Colors of Winter with the LOMO LC-A

    Put on your coats and walk out to winter with the Lomo LC-A. Capture the chilly but charming mood in 35mm, glowing in beautiful colors and framed in shadowy vignettes. Up ahead, a collection of our favorite community LC-A winter photos to inspire you!

    2015-12-10 1
  • A Secret of the Cosmos: Launching the Newest Lomography Product

    written by Lomography on 2016-01-19 #news #gear
    A Secret of the Cosmos: Launching the Newest Lomography Product

    Shh! We've got a secret matter at hand, and it's coming at you at the speed of light! We're being as mysterious as the Cosmos about our new out-of-this world product, constantly orbiting around our big reveal. But the eclipse will pass and soon the stars will align. Until then, there must be some questions floating around in the universe, right? Well, there's no need to look to the stars to find your answer! Stay on Lomography's wavelength as we kick into hyperdrive. Let your imagination skyrocket and see if you can decipher our otherworldly clues!

    2016-01-19 19
  • Shop News

    Discounts abound! Grab the deal of your dreams!

    Discounts abound! Grab the deal of your dreams!

    Grab the deal of your dreams with Lomography deals! Get Instant cameras, camera bags and other amazing accessories up to 70% off!

  • Lomography X The Gap: A Competition for Mountaineers

    written by Lomography on 2015-10-15 #news
    Lomography X The Gap: A Competition for Mountaineers

    Snow-capped or covered in lush greenery, monumental or of smaller proportions, mountains create the most picturesque natural landscapes. The folks at The Gap Magazine are no stranger to their beauty and will showcase such visual splendor in their next issue. Do you have a scenic photo of mountains? Share your pictures with us and get featured in the December issue of The Gap.

    2015-10-15 3
  • Neon Noir by Kelli McGuire

    written by lomographymagazine on 2016-09-26 #people
    Neon Noir by Kelli McGuire

    New York‐based photographer Kelli McGuire takes us into her cinematic vision — one that is feminine, mysterious, and drenched in disco colors.

    2016-09-26
  • Monday Moodboard: Dawn of Autumn

    written by lomographymagazine on 2016-09-26 #culture
    Monday Moodboard: Dawn of Autumn

    Things are about to get "chiller" as the fall season begins. Even the usually stressful Mondays will start to feel easy-going.

    2016-09-26
  • Shop News

    Celebrate summer with the Lomo'Instant San Sebastián

    Celebrate summer with the Lomo'Instant San Sebastián

    Walk along the sandy shore, take a dip and splash around, and celebrate summer with the Lomo'Instant San Sebastián! Inspired by the Spanish surf town, this nifty newest edition of the Lomo'Instant is perfect to capture your colorful instant summer snaps!

  • Lomo'Instant Automat: A Dreamer's View from Rose-Tinted Glasses

    written by Lomography on 2016-09-26 #gear #culture
    Lomo'Instant Automat: A Dreamer's View from Rose-Tinted Glasses

    We trespass the realm of dreamers through the lens of the Lomo'Instant Automat.

  • Lomo Locals: New York City's Street Photographer Collective at Lomography NYC

    written by lomographynyc on 2016-09-26 #news
    Lomo Locals: New York City's Street Photographer Collective at Lomography NYC

    Take to the heart of New York City with this dedicated street photography collective, meeting once a month here at the Lomography NYC Space!

    2016-09-26
  • Jonas Bendiksen: Behind the Lens as a Magnum Photographer

    written by lomographymagazine on 2016-09-26 #people #videos
    Jonas Bendiksen: Behind the Lens as a Magnum Photographer

    Norwegian photojournalist and former president of Magnum Photos, Jonas Bendiksen puts the camera down as he shares his life as a photographer.

    2016-09-26