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A Fish with Glasses

By Jack Berglund

In case you were thinking something wasn’t exactly what it seemed with the photos in my last post, you’re right. They’re not quite as ‘fish eye’ shaped as you might expect. The reason is I’ve processed the photos to reduce the effect slightly leading to a more pleasing finished product. The full on fish eye effect can be fun but I felt both shots looked better with some of the distortion reduced. I was using Image Trends ‘Fisheye-hemi’ plug-in. This easy to use app reduces the fish eye distortion leading to a more natural looking result.

Before

After using Fisheye-Hemi plugin

This particular plugin is available for Photoshop or Aperture at a cost of $30.  You can get 3 dollars off you’re order at Image Trends by using the code ‘PLUGS’. Continue reading

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Something Fishy

By Jack Berglund

On April 26, 711, Tariq ibn Ziyad and his army invaded Gibraltar and famously ordered his men to ‘burn the boats’ so there would be no thought of retreat their minds.  This feet was repeated by Cortez many centuries later in South America and no doubt by other commanders throughout history.  This somewhat extreme form of motivation seems to have had the desired affect in both cases with the respective armies triumphing.

And so it was this weekend when I headed out armed with nothing but a 10.5mm Nikon fish eye lens.   I didn’t set fire to my more usual collection of lenses (I simply left them at home) but the affect was similar.  I had no choice but to keep snapping with the fish eye even when I wished I had something more conventional to hand. Continue reading

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