Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring is one of the most famous paintings in the world. If you’ve always wanted to see it, you can visit the Mauritshuis museum in the Hag, the Netherlands. But the latest project from Hirox Europe lets you see the famous painting in a whole new way, without leaving your home. They created a 10-billion-pixel panorama that lets you zoom all the way in and explore the panting’s details, cracks, and secrets.
Are your lenses not quite wide enough to get that landscape shot you want? Or perhaps your camera’s resolution isn’t quite high enough to print it as big as you want to? Well, that’s where stitched panoramas come into play. The process is fairly straightforward and offers a lot of advantages over just using a wide lens, but there are a few gotchas.
In this video, landscape photographer Nigel Danson walks us through his process of making stitched panoramas covering everything from the different shooting techniques to how to actually stitch them together in the computer.
In this article, I will share how I shot a Milky Way panorama, and how I later stitched the images in Lightroom. But, first some background.
Last summer we spent our vacation in Tuscany, Italy. Spending almost a week on a wine farm in Italy didn’t create any standing ovations initially. Then it struck me that the Milky Way season had just started in southern Europe. Once this was established, I started envisioning how cool it would be to shoot the Milky Way core, and perhaps even a few panoramas. My only concern was light pollution. Would it be possible to capture what I envisioned at the location we stayed at, or would I have to spend hours in a car to find a decent spot?
It turned out that this small wine farm where we stayed, just outside Castellina in Chianti, was perfect. On our second evening, I headed out when it was dark enough for night photography.
NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars has created some wonderful imagery since it landed on the planet’s surface back in December 2012. Its original two-year mission has been extended indefinitely and it continues to pump back a lot of data and gorgeous photography to earth. It’s even shot its own selfies.
Now, though, it’s really outdone itself, by capturing almost 1,200 individual images over four days to create this stunning 1.8 billion pixel panorama. This beats its previous record by a whole half a gigapixel, and boy is it a beautiful image.
Astrophotography is great n’ all, but don’t you just sometimes feel limited? Your fast lenses aren’t wide enough and your wide lenses aren’t fast enough to really let you capture all that you want to in your night sky images. What if there was another way to be able to shoot those super wide-angle panoramic shots and gain a bump in resolution at the same time?
Motion control gear company Syrp recently teamed up with astrophotographer Charles Brooks to create this extremely in-depth video tutorial on how to create astrophotography panoramas every step of the way from planning and shooting all the way through to stitching and post-production.
The Milky Way looks impressive in photos, and it’s a favorite subject of many astrophotographers. You can give it a new dimension in your images by capturing it in a panorama. In this video, photographer Mike Smith shares a step-by-step guide for creating a Milky Way panorama, from setting up your camera to stitching the images together.
I’ve been experimenting non-stop with a few new daguerreotype techniques, and however promising the results are looking so far, those experiments are slow going, and I’ll release at least part of it hopefully soon. But here’s something I thought up and was able to execute in a relatively speedy manner, which I believe warrants a look. I don’t believe this method of making a panoramic image has ever been utilized before, so I’m dubbing it ‘Antorama’.
Recently, I set up a new page for my travel/motorbike adventures, I was trying something different until someone told me I was using Instagram wrong.
It worked for a while!
For many years, I have been a portrait photographer and either the square or portrait crop worked ace for me. Then, I moved to Ireland and really got stuck in my landscape and travel photography. The crops that IG offered, just like my portrait stuff worked perfectly fine for most of the images I make, such as my abandoned houses project. All was good!
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has provided us with some spectacular (but also fun) photos so far. After capturing amazing Earth-like clouds, it has again captured a sight that might remind us of our home planet. The rover reached the top of Vera Rubin Ridge and captured photos that were stitched into a breathtaking panoramic landscape.
Although AI is getting better and better, it still fails from time to time. And sometimes, these fails are simply glorious! Redditor MalletsDarker has shared a Google Photos’ fail, which stitched a couple of photos together and got a result no one would hope for. And although it sounds illogical, the software did a marvelous and a horrible job at the same time.