Portrait Photography with the Fisheye No. 2


We are constantly making memories worth capturing. Each day is unlike any other and this reflects in the images we take – our cameras are extensions of ourselves after all. There may be times, however, when life seems static and it's as if nothing new or interesting is happening. During those moments, a switch in perspective can easily shake things up. Have you ever wondered what the world would look like through a droplet of water? Fisheye photography could be where you start!

The Fisheye No. 2 allows you to capture your memories uniquely. Aside from its powerful built-in flash for day-to-night shooting, it also has an ultra-wide lens. Its 170° field of view and heavily curved edges are two of the things that make this camera stand out. If you're looking to experiment with fisheye photography and new perspectives, practice with portraits. Portrait photography involves personality, character, composition and outside-the-box poses – all of which complement the outlandish essence of the fisheye.

Fisheye Portraiture

Fisheye lenses create an iconic distortion which may cause people to shy away from using them for portraits, but that just makes the experience extra enjoyable. One thing to remember when shooting with a fisheye lens is Lomography's Golden Rule #5: Approach the objects of your Lomographic desire as close as possible. The fisheye effect alone already brings so much fun and rarity, so try to capture complex emotions and notice how it transforms daily feelings!

Credits: hervinsyah, drame, life_on_mars, tracyvmoore, anjinho, wiggy, ihave2pillows, kirahau, 007-0815-styler, strellaaa, mrmaart, wherearemysunglasses & nation_of_pomation

Divide and Conquer with Colors and Splitzers

We can better express our innermost insights with the help of colors, like when we’re feeling blue or seeing our passion burn red. There are also times when we find ourselves in situations composed of numerous people or elements that we want to remember. For days like such, boost the distortion with accessories like colored gel filters or create your very own DIY Splitzer. These will make your photographs more eye-catching, different, and even personal.

Credits: spendospend, warning, hervinsyah, kiwikoh, iany_t, crismiranda, inkkl, frenchyfyl, xdinx, earlybird, exlhantu, adi_totp & deaxavier

More Exposures, More Fun

When there is so much going on and you just want to capture everything, use multiple exposures with your fisheye camera and layer the fun! You can also try long exposures to make the moment last a little longer. Adding these elements to your Lomographs can help you in your journey towards discovering the world differently.

Credits: plaidleaf, tomkiddo, deprofundis, atria007, vicuna, hervinsyah, konbiw, nicx, erikagrendel, antibiotyx, middernachtlopper, bibipti & bebopbebop

Analogue photography brings so much life to ordinary things, and exploring creative perspectives can make a positive change to how we approach the art form. Practicing portraiture with the Fisheye No. 2, along with its unique features and crazy attachments, can truly capture the singularity behind each sentiment and emotion.

Ready to embrace the distortion and create a new reality? Start with the Fisheye No. 2 and other experimental cameras in our Online Store!

written by kylavillena on 2024-03-16 #gear #portraits #fisheye #portrait-phogotgraphy

Mentioned Product

Lomography Fisheye No. 2

Lomography Fisheye No. 2

See the world through 170⁰ of fabulous Fisheye distortion. Our Fisheye cameras use regular 35mm film. A built-in flash can be switched on so you could have more coverage in underwater depths or even at late night parties.


  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    Bahaha so embarassing seeing my own photo but I missed this don't think just shoot era with my broken fisheyr very much

  2. kylavillena
    kylavillena ·

    @hervinsyah It's been years since you took those photos but they still look very cool! Maybe it's a sign to re-enter your "don't think, just shoot" era hahaha :D

  3. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @kylavillena 🤭❤️

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