My Fisheye Vision

At a first glance, fisheye lenses could appear to be just another gimmic that could be used in landscape photography. However, as Alain Briot says, such lenses allow him to express his vision even further

This essay is about a specific lens, namely the Canon EF 8-15mm, f/1.4L fisheye. However, it is also about expressing a personal artistic and photographic vision, the subject of my current focus and research.

Vision can be expressed in many ways and one of them is through the use of gear that allows you to represent the world in a different way. If you follow my work you know that I distort my images regularly to increase the size of specific elements, to strengthen the composition or to emphasize the aesthetic appeal of the image. The Canon 8-15mm allows me to do this in camera rather than during post processing. While the possibilities are not as extensive, being limited by what the lens does rather than by my imagination, they are still…

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Alain Briot creates fine art photographs, teaches workshops and offers DVD tutorials. Alain’s three books are available as printed books on and as eBooks on his website.

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