To create a great panoramic photo is really a two part process. First you need to capture the images correctly… after all garbage in means garbage out (GIGO). Then the images need to be assembled and processed to give you the best looking image. Let’s explore these processes. Shooting Strategies Before we jump into post-production, let's briefly talk about production. It's important that you shoot your panoramic photos correctly if you want to get good merges inside of Lightroom. You need to give Lightroom enough information to begin the … [Read more...] about Creating a Panoramic Photo
The way that Lightroom handles HDR images is very different than how tools like Photoshop or even Photomatix handle the HDR images. In fact, it will completely change your workflow inside of Lightroom. So, even if you don't think of yourself as an HDR photographer, open up your mind a bit, and what you'll find is that you'll have greater control over the final appearance of your images. Shooting Strategies Here are a few practical tips for HDR images. Here’s a free tutorial on how to shoot HDR — http://bit.ly/shoothdr Use a Tripod. … [Read more...] about Essential Steps to Creating an HDR Photo with Lightroom
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!