Friday, September 04, 2009

"Variation On A Theme"

Variation On A Theme-0284-PreCon_PSWLV Z08 "Variation On A Theme" 
©David A. Ziser

Here is another image from the same shoot as yesterday's image. In fact, it was taken just 90 seconds earlier.  I was playing with the Fisheye, but in this instance, I wanted the view to be from a very high vantage point.  Here is how I pulled it off.  First, I attach my camera to a four foot monopod. I pre-focused on the couple and then set the camera to manual mode so it won’t refocus.  I set the shutter for a 10 second delay with the self timer. Then I pressed the shutter release.  About 7 seconds into the delay, I lifted the camera over my head extending the 4 foot monopod, framed up the subject as best I could, and let the camera take the picture.  Here you have it - a completely unique perspective and different image for the bridal couple. Camera specs; Canon 40D fitted with Sigma 8mm Fisheye, F5.6 @ 1/50 second, ISO 800. Enjoy!  -David


  1. David why would you use a fisheye instead of a wide angle in this shot? Asthetically or what was your motive?

  2. Mr Z. another fine techique, not a big fan of fisheye lens, but it makes for something fun and interesting.