As many explore panoramic photography, they off stop short (at least of making a full 360˚ arc). The truth is that its gotten much easier to make a fully actualized 360˚ image.  If enough photos are taken, then a large panoramic image can be made.  These photos can then be turned into an interactive panoramic for […]

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I wanted to share a few points on why I choose to shoot raw for 95% of my workflow.  I still encounter many users who are afraid to make the switch to raw, so I offer these considerations to help you decide what's right for you.

I wanted to share a few points on why I choose to shoot raw for 95% of my workflow. I still encounter many users who are afraid to make the switch to raw, so I offer these considerations to help you decide what’s right for you. The image on the left is how the camera […]

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Photo by Levi Sims

Standing at the base of a stanchion on the St. John’s Bridge in Portland, Oregon I realized that I’d really like to shoot with an 8×10 camera. In order to frame the picture the way I wanted, I had to use a 14mm lens, which gave too much distortion and foreshortening. I wanted the look […]

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L-plate

I just upgraded and added an L-plate to my Olympus OM-D camera… I’d previously used L-plates on my DSLRs, but this is a first for my Micro Four Thirds camera. A Stable Platform — The L-plate lets you easily switch the camera from portrait to landscape in your tripod. As such the camera is always […]

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Rick and Juan talk HDR Panos at Reflection Lake on Mt. Rainier – then they start having some fun poking fun at me. There are a series of these fun little videos. We hope you enjoy them. _______________ This post sponsored by the Digital SLR Store

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If your creative vision has hit a wall or you are just bored with your photography, consider shooting with the panoramic format.

While the panoramic camera is as old as photography itself, I was not aware of panoramic photography until 1995. At a photo workshop, the teacher (Joe Meehan) had images pasted on the wall that took my breath away. They were panoramic images of nature scenes, and I couldn’t stop looking at them. That was when I decided to try panoramic photography. Continue reading