Saturday, April 02, 2011

Panoramic Photography

The first panoramic photograph I saw was in 1970. It was a photograph made by Art Sinsabaugh using a very old panoramic banquet view camera. I have been struggling ever since to make my own panoramics. I have always thought the best way to make panoramics is to use a panoramic camera. Cameras I've wished to own, but do not own, include the Linhof Technorama 617
as well as a whole lot of other cameras that are no longer made. A second option is to get a panoramic tripod head. This is a lot less money and is a lot more complex to get to work right. A good one is the one made by Really Right Stuff

Then there is the software option. Sometimes it works it well, but not every time. Creating software that align and blend 2 or more images is quite difficult. Photomerge in Adobe Photoshop is a good starting point. I like Calico Panorama better. For Windows and iPhone photography there is Autostitch. And lastly some Samsung Galaxy phones, one of these being the T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant, have software within the phone for making panoramics.

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