Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting with a fisheye lens, part of Using and Creating Lens Profiles in Adobe CC Applications.
- All right, let's shoot with a circular fisheye. In this particular case I'm using a circular fisheye from Lensbaby and it's an all manual lens. So the first step is I'm going to put that on f8 or f11 just to really get a even amount of light and not let too much light coming in. If I open this up all the way, the blooming might affect the shot. We'll turn that around and frame it up so that the chart fills a good deal of the frame.
That's pretty good there. And let's just manually set focus. Now this is easy. I've got a tape measure. I might as well just measure the distance. From the chart to the camera is about two feet. So I'll just set this there using the marks on top and it looks pretty good. Particularly at f11 there or f8, I don't have to worry that precisely for the focus. It looks pretty solid. Let's just adjust the manual settings here until we get a even exposure, and take the first shot.
There we go. Now what I'm going to do is frame up the rest of the shots making sure that I pin it to the edges. So let's pan that over, making sure not to chop the shot off. We'll go the other way. And the tricky part here is making sure that as the edges of the chart move out to the outside that the pixels don't go below 20 pixels high and 20 pixels wide.
So this can be a bit tricky. All right, let's get the rest here. And you'll note quite a bit more angling of the camera with the fisheye lens. Pin that to that corner, go the other direction, and let's move it to the bottom of the frame.
And be careful that you don't introduce any shadows from yourself falling onto the chart. I successfully captured that. And remember it's pretty tricky as you move that around. So make sure that your ball head has enough range of motion there so you can get all of those shots in. Once you feel like you've gotten it, it's pretty straightforward. Just transfer those images to your computer or shoot tethered like we were doing earlier, and you'll be ready to move those into the lens profile creator.
Now we've shot a couple different lenses here. Let's move in and actually start that process of building the profile.
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