Using Fisheye Lenses in Real Estate Photography
Fisheye lenses have their place in real estate photography. Ten years ago, people were using fisheye photos to create 360-degree panoramic tours. But times have changed. Uncompressed fisheye shots make great interior panoramas, without the use of 360 degree software.
For these examples, I used a Canon 5D Mark II camera body with the f2.8 Canon 15mm Fisheye lens. All of the shots below were uncompressed using DxO software.
This ultrawide kitchen shot was purely an experiment, but it gives you an idea of the visual impact of a one-click interior panorama.
[351 Old Fort Road, La Pointe, WI 54850, listed for sale by Madeline Island Realty]
Fisheye shots give a unique perspective to a space which might otherwise be difficult to communicate
Fisheye photos work outdoors too. This ultrawide view adds sizzle and interest to what would otherwise be an ordinary picture
There's no better way to turn a small space into a vast one. Fisheye lenses can make the impossible a reality.
[2865 North Shore Road, La Pointe, WI 54850, listed for sale by Madeline Island Realty]
This shot is one of my favorites. How else could a photographer fit an entire art gallery into a single frame?
[Bell Street Gallery on Madeline Island, photo courtesy of Madeline Island Realty]
Fisheye photo techniques aren't applicable to all situations, but they can be another tool in your arsenal when you're trying to do something remarkable with your listing photos.