Chrystal Ball Photography
Through some Photography friends I saw some shots of a picture taken through a Chrystal Ball, what fun results indeed! In fact the ball just works like a big Fish eye lens, but by being creative with it you get very nice results, like you can see below. One thing though, they are not cheap, heavy like hell, and one more thing to make squeeky clean before you can take a shot!
when shooting like this, in post you need to turn the image around as the image in the Chrystal ball is upside down, or you can as I did in the last shot of my son, leave the image as is, but just select in photo shop the ball itself and turn its contents by 180 degrees.
if your subject is far enough away from you and also your ball is far away enough from the lens then I have found there is not to much distortion, but the closer you move the more distorted it gets!