Center of the image is zoomed in while edges and corners are zoomed out. How to apply this effect? Which application to use?

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    The "application" is an understanding of perspective and how it is influenced by camera subject distance. – Michael C Aug 19 '16 at 5:28
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    Why do you think the center of the image is zoomed in? It is not. This is a wide-angle photo taken with a fisheye lens. This is what allows such a wide angle to be captured. – osullic Aug 19 '16 at 8:59
  • "fisheye lens" what I was looking for. I will select it if you post it as an answer – Ned Aug 19 '16 at 15:27
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    Please use a descriptive title. Can you imagine how many did questions could share this one? – mattdm Aug 19 '16 at 22:07

There is no special effect or filter recognizable.

The human eye has about f = 45-50 mm; wide-angle lenses (f < 45 mm) have the result that objects very near to the camera look unproportionally larger than they look to the naked eye; the smaller f gets, the more obvious the distortion. Note that tele lenses (f > 50 mm) have the opposite result; everything seems to be about equally distant, 'flattened out'.

This shot is probably done with a 22 or 18 mm, and if you go even further down, you get such a strong and obvious distortion that it has its own name, 'fisheye'.

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