Experimental Shoots: Panoramas, Spheres and Stitching

You are probably familiar with the idea of stitching multiple photographs together to make a panoramic image. This is the same thing just done in the studio (or actually the Grunge Room).

The first image is the raw stitch, not quite aligned and with a bit of a drift.

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Second image has had a bit of free transform and correction done to it.

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Then we use Polar Co-ordinates distortion to turn it into a sphere.

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You can do it head first or feet first.

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The above series was shot with Brodie Lock (a little undiscovered treasure - she ought to get booked more often).

This second series is with Leah Axl

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series stitching shoots setups experimental Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

I have some further thoughts about this process and when I get around to shooting some more I'll put them online.

About the Experimental Shoots Blog Posts

In this series I am focussing on different kinds of setups I've tried. Some are more successful than others. The idea is tweak your creative juices. I'm going to give a few tips as we go, but not full details - I want your experiments to be your own - you will have different ideas, equipment, setups and so on.

I am always interested in the results, and if you want to post them to me I would be very happy to put them on the blog.

 
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