How Real Is It?
While traditional photography limits the viewer to the photographer's point of view, VR photography allows the viewer to explore the scene on their own. But how real is it? Each panorama on this site is composed of at least 4 images captured at different moments in time. In panoramas with moving people, I might take 20 or more photos for a panorama and then pick and choose those images which best represent the moment. While it is possible to manipulate the scene such as in this QTVR of my pie-loving brother-in-law, I try to make the panoramas on this site realistic. »see the panorama
|Sometimes a series of photos can tell a better story than a single image. For this action sequence of Kevin Pearce, some of the images were composited in Photoshop prior to stitching with PTMac. Camera settings: ISO 1600, f4,1/400 (Sigma 8mm on Canon 20D) »see the full-screen pano
Equipment and software
Cameras: Canon 20D and Canon XTi 400D,
Lenses: Sigma 8mm, Canon 10-22mm
Software: PTMac, PTGui, Photoshop, Cubic Converter
Tripod: Manfrotto 3021Pro with Manfrotto 303 Panoramic Head
Ski Pole Monopod
It's no fun skiing with a tripod, so I created a monopod head attachment for my ski pole. It is specifically designed so the camera can rotate around what is commonly called the nodal point or no-parallax point.
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