BetterPhoto instructor Deborah Sandidge has explored San Francisco with her fish-eye lens. She particularly enjoys Chinatown, where "the opportunities for photography (and food) are endless."
For the HDR (High Dynamic Range) photograph image below, Deb went out early on a Sunday morning before the crowds filled the sidewalks.
Here is Deb's rundown on how this eye-catching image was made:
"An 8mm circular fisheye lens creates an alternative just-for-fun point of view. The great thing about this lens is that by pointing it toward the sky, you capture the cityscape that completely surrounds you! I recommend using a tripod and right angle viewfinder so you don't have to 'limbo' under the tripod to check the camera display. This is such a different point of view, rounding out your photography so to speak!
"Nik HDR Efex Pro was used for creating the HDR image. It's helpful to start with the presets as a springboard, and follow up by fine tuning the image."
Notes: Deb Sandidge teaches Photoshop - Enhancing Digital Images and Creating Works of Art and Digital Infrared Photography at BetterPhoto's photography online school.