Sunday, July 23, 2006

In Awe of Panoramic Photos

A few months back I presented at a conference in New York. One of the other presentors was a photographer named Joe Lefevre, who blew the crowd away with his panoramic photos. Not only were his photos outstanding, but he also shared his technique (which anyone with basic gear can do) for stitching panos together from series of 35mm or digital images. His presentation was clear, easy to follow and best of all - Joe's passion for nature photography shone through. This guy isn't afraid to hike to the top of a mountain in the dark to be there at first light.

For some panoramic inspiration, be sure to check out Joe's website:
www.joelefevrephoto.com/Home.html

Well now I can't stop thinking about panos. I'm constantly looking for opportunities to shoot series of images that I can be stitch together on my computer. Expect to see many panos from me in the future!

Happy shooting!
Ethan-

4 comments:

  1. Hey Ethan,

    I love panoramic works. I checked out Joe's site and he very good. I can't wait to see what you can do in that department.

    We have a chap named Alan Tomlinson coming to the Camera Club this fall to show us his technique. He will use up to twenty some exposures to make one image. They're not so much panoramic in style, but the stitching and detail is amazing. This is one meeting you may not want to miss.

    Regards,
    Greg

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  2. I'd like to see some of these techniques. I've been using the Scott Kelby way, I do find it tedious at times.

    Maybe Joe's way is too!

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  3. Anonymous4:18 PM

    Hey Ethan -

    Canon supplies software with their digital cameras called PhotoStitch. It works pretty much flawlessly. One caveat: for instances where vertical or horizontal lines are present, the software has a hard time figuring out what to do.

    Steve P.

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