Take a bizarre bug’s-eye-view portrait with a fisheye lens
Have fun shooting a portrait from an insect’s ground-level perspective
Fisheyes are often used for architectural shots, but they’re also fantastic for creating unique portraits. These ultra-wide-angle lenses take in a lot more of the surroundings than a normal lens, but can also distort subjects. We’re going to show you how to embrace the warped look for bizarre portraits.
We headed to the park to take a ‘bug’s-eye-view’ portrait, with our model peering down in wonder at a strange new discovery in the undergrowth. If you’ve got one to hand, a magnifying glass is great for helping add an ‘explorer’ feel to the shot.
When you’re using a prime lens like ours, you’ll need to move your Nikon around in search of the perfect angle and get really close to your model’s face. The other key factor is to make sure your subject’s eye is pin-sharp.