Our 1st presentation and discussion evening of the year and it certainly got people talking. The topic was "How to shoot Panoramas" and began with Rodney Campbell sharing his tips & tricks on how he shoots 'Flat' and 'Circular' Panoramas. Below is a summary of his recommendations.
- Overlap at least 50%
- Shoot wider/more than you need
- Camera level with horizon
- Keep a constant aperture, exposure and white balance
- Use manual focus
- Check the scene For movement
- Composition definitely still matters
- Don’t forget vertical panoramas!
For further information check out Rodney comprehensive post here
Following on from Rodney Gavin Perry - that's me - took people through the process of shooting a Spherical 360 panorama. Photographs that can only be viewed via the Internet at your desktop on a tablet or smartphone. Many of the rules used to shoot Flat and Circular Panoramas apply however, specialist equipment and software is required to get truly amazing 360˚ Panoramas. I covered the following key areas to making amazing 360˚ Panoramas
- Camera setup
- Image composition
- Taking the shot(s)
Below is a series of Spherical 360˚ panoramas that I took on Alcatraz Island, view them full screen to get a real immersive experience.