Monday, May 05, 2008

Open Fields

Open Fields 360

I really enjoy shooting panoramic views. It's so easy now in the Digital Age. There are many different ways to taking 360 photos. Here's how I do it. After finding the best spot from where to shoot, I aim the camera at an object (preferably the closest one, here I choose the birch trees to the left). I then press the shutter half way down and turn off auto focus. The next step is going to a manual setting that works, take one test photo, and if that one looks good I start shooting, Remember to overlap. It's better to take a few extra photos (as it doesn't cost you anything). I always shoot in the portrait mode. This 360 is from the weekend. I'm standing on the top of a field in Österhaninge. You can see Kalvsvik, the Österhaninge golf course and Husby. And a few other places. There's an ancient grave field at Hässlingby and this is where I took my Autumn Wallpaper photo. I used 15 photos shot in portrait mode for the panorama. Looks a lot better at the original size. When it comes to the stitching I use the free software Autostitch or the stitching tool in Photoshop, but there are many more to choose from.

3 comments:

Olivier said...

superbe panorama, il est impressionnant. j'adore faire des panoramas, comme toi j'utilise autostitch.

superb panorama, it is impressive. I love making panoramas, like you I use autostitch.

Gordon said...

An impressive panorama; and thanks for the detail on how you do it. I will give it a go sometime.

Steffe said...

You really should. Cool to have a panorama like this one on the wall I think.