Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Correcting tone in fisheye images, part of Foundations of Photography: Specialty Lenses.
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If you choose to shoot with the fisheye or ultra-wide angle lens, it's because you're…going for a particular look, and so you probably expect a certain amount of distortion and strange final results.…This is about as strange as you're going to get with the fisheye.…This is the Canon 8215-mm fisheye used on a 5D.…So it's a full-frame camera, and the fisheye can't cover the whole sensor, so I've got all…this black around here. So it's not real practical on this camera.…This lens makes a little more sense on a cropped sensor camera.…Still, I really like the extreme fisheye distortion that you get here.…
That said, it is a little bit annoying that these lines up here that are so plainly supposed…to be straight or curved, it makes the effect of the lens a little too obvious.…Granted, the stringy arms are going to be obvious no matter what, but still, is it possible to…correct some of the distortion and still have a nice wide-angle stylized look?…Yes it is, and in Photoshop CS6, it's very easy to do using the Adaptive Wide Angle correction feature.…
The course begins with a look at several common and inexpensive lens attachments, from polarizers to neutral density filters. The course then explores ultra-wide angle and fisheye lenses as well as ultra-long telephoto and macro lenses. The course concludes with a look at tilt-shift lenses, which are useful for architectural photography and special effects, and at offbeat lenses, such as Lensbaby and Holga attachments.
The course also contains Photoshop postproduction advice and examples that illustrate the creative possibilities that an expanded lens collection provides. And because some specialty lenses are extremely expensive, the course also contains advice on renting gear.