https://soundcloud.com/photofocus/the-problem-solving-show-photofocus-podcast-january-11th-2017 BEST OF SHOW! This is a replay from July 11, 2016. New episode next month. In this episode of The Problem Solving show, Scott Bourne and Pepper discuss the problems photographers face. They then offer solutions to help solve these problems. In today's episode, they discuss the importance of having the right tool for the job. Specific topics of discussion include the following: -The concept of being "polycamerous" -Working with various … [Read more...] about The Problem Solving Show | Photofocus Podcast January 11th, 2017
A panoramic photographer doesn’t view the world in the same way as other photographers and planning a shot in all 360 glorious degrees changes nearly everything. I've been passionate about the 360º image for several years now and probably talk about it too much. Part of this talk is encouraging other photographers to add panoramic photography to their répertoire and helping those new to panoramic photography to get started. Hopefully the following examples of what a panoramic photographer would do will encouragement some to try it … [Read more...] about What would a Panoramic Photographer do?
Facebook has strongly embraced virtual reality in recent times and has made another move to advance the immersive visual content. By integrating interactive 360º images to the already supported 360º video, they are encouraging people to create and share such images. What kind of 'interactivity' am I writing about here? Please click here to see an image where you can drag your mouse (computer) or move your mobile device to see in any direction: For most people using Facebook, it’s an opportunity to view or experience locations in a … [Read more...] about Immersive Panoramas right in your Facebook Newsfeed!
Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | May 10th, 2016 https://soundcloud.com/photofocus/problem-solving-photofocus-podcast-may-10th-2016 A brand new podcast featuring Pepper and Scott Bourne. This new episode discusses all about 360 photography and tips to shoot and post process moon images. Who is Pepper and what does he do? How to capture 360 degrees? What gear? Do you need to use a rectilinear lens? Using a Gigipan? What is a RICOH THETA S camera? Where can you post panoramas? round.me How do you shoot the moon? Tips for … [Read more...] about Problem Solving | Photofocus Podcast | May 10th, 2016
It is that time of year again. NAB is just around the corner. My inbox and social media have already been flooded with official announcements and "unofficial" leaks. What am I excited to see on the show floor? There is a lot to cover, so let's dive in. Lytro Cinema — Lytro's light field cameras caused quite a stir in the photography community a while back. And, while the consumer market was not ready for the Illium, Lytro has not been idle. I knew they had VR projects in the pipeline, but I did not see Lytro Cinema coming. … [Read more...] about What to Look For At NAB 2016
GoPro created the action camera segment. Many others followed but, with the exception of Sony, all have met with limited success. With today's announcement at CES, Nikon enters the fray and brings something entirely new to the table … 360 degree video. Named the "Key Mission" (KM), Nikon's first action cam is scheduled to deliver 360 degree, 4K video, the backbone of Virtual Reality (VR) capture. Technical details of the new camera remain vague, including battery life, price, recording codecs/formats and a delivery date. Slightly … [Read more...] about Nikon Challenges GoPro With 360/VR Capture
NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT - OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Rich Harrington has two special guests on this week's show. First up is Ron Pepper of Panorama Network. We explore all aspects of panorama shooting, stitching, and HDR. If you want to shoot wider photos and capture great details, don't miss this … [Read more...] about Photofocus Podcast with Special Guests Ron Pepper and Skip Cohen
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 the web or multimedia. Here's an example http://pan0.net/upano.php?id=5004 Merging Photos Lets explore piecing together a full 360? VR photo. In this particular case, I have 24 exposures to capture the entire environment. Adobe … [Read more...] about Creating 360˚ Panoramic Photos with Rich’s Free Photoshop Action