Panoramic RAW Photos Are My Landscape Photography Dream

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I’d like to believe that the photo industry has advanced quite far, despite still being behind phones somehow. I think that we’re now at a point where cameras can do even more. For example, a bunch of cameras try to do high megapixel modes and lots more. And years ago, they did panoramic modes as JPEGs. But I genuinely feel like it’s time they took that further. My idea: a panoramic RAW file that stitches together using similar tech as the high megapixel and multiple exposure modes.

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The Brenizer Method: How to Shoot Stunning Panoramic Portrait Photos

You’ve probably heard of the Brenizer Method a lot in the past few months. And in truth, it’s a super fun method that can give you results you couldn’t have made otherwise. At least, you could’ve have done these without a medium format camera, large format camera, or wider super-fast aperture lens. In this post, we’re going to dive into posts we’ve done on the Brenizer Method over our years of publishing. We’ll showcase photographers who’ve done it, how to do it, the history, and more.

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The Photo Stitch Could Make Your Camera So Much Better

Phones have had the photo stitch feature for a long time, but why don’t cameras have it?

We’re not necessarily talking about the Brenizer effect. And we’re not just talking about panoramic features either. But instead, modern digital cameras are missing a lot of things that phones have done for a while. One of the oldest features is the photo stitch. You know–shooting a scene, moving your camera around, and the phone stitching all the images together. “Oh, I can do it in post-production,” you say. But why? Why do I need to spend all day in front of a computer? I already do this for work. I don’t want to return to a computer later on to do a photo stitch! What kind of an answer is that from manufacturers? It’s one thing to give that as an answer. It’s another thing to provide that answer and complain about smartphones killing their business.

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Photographer Matt Jackisch Creates Beautiful Visual Masterpieces

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“I first picked up a digital camera strictly to learn how to delete embarrassing photos of myself off of them,” photographer Matt Jackisch jokes with us in an interview. “Once I understood the basics, I started traveling with one. I really took to the story-telling aspect of photography.” Matt is the past winner of the Epson International Pano Awards. And of course, he creates stunning panoramic images. So we spoke to him about how he does it and his creative vision.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Composition Formats for Landscape Photography

Improve your composition for landscape photography with some tips on format and orientation from today’s photography cheat sheet.

When you’re shooting landscape photography, it can be challenging to decide whether a scene looks better in horizontal or vertical orientation. You may also think about shooting in Instagram-ready square format, or go for a broader capture with panoramic format. If you need some help deciding, the tips from today’s featured photography cheat sheet should be able to give you some ideas.

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EPSON Pano Awards 2019 Sees First Female Photographer Winner

This year’s EPSON International Pano Awards celebrates a decade of recognizing the excellence of panoramic photographers worldwide, and the competition’s first female Photographer of the Year.

The EPSON International Pano Awards, the world’s biggest competition for panoramic photography, celebrates two important milestones this year: its 10th year of putting the spotlight on outstanding panoramic photographers around the world, and the first female photographer to bag the top spot in the competition. If you’d like to get into panoramic photography and be inspired by impressive work, the winning snaps are worth a look.

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The 10th EPSON International Pano Awards Is Now Open for Entries

Professional and amateur photographers around the world are invited to submit their best panoramic photography to the 10th EPSON International Pano Awards.

Above: 2018 Amateur Landscapes Winner Nathaniel Merz (Daedunsan, South Korea)

If panoramic photography is your craft and passion, you might want to catch up with your pending projects or dust off your drives for your best work so far. Now on its 10th year, the EPSON International Pano Awards continues with its dedication to showcase outstanding work by amateur and professional panoramic photographers across the globe. In this run, the world’s biggest panoramic photography contest will be giving away $50,000 in cash and prizes.

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This Panoramic Photo was Shot with Multi-Plate, Multi-Lens Daguerreotype

If you’re looking for novel and challenging ways to create your next panoramic photo, the “antorama” will certainly be of interest to you.

Today’s technology has given us many ways to create panoramic photos, but we bet that all of you are yet to try shooting with this technique. San Diego-based Anton Orlov has been busy experimenting with some daguerreotype techniques, but there’s one project that he was able to do successfully. He recently shared with us the results of an interesting panoramic photography method that he developed himself: the “Antorama.”

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How to Do the Brenizer Method for Bokeh Panoramas

Ever been curious about the famed Brenzier Method? Give it a try today with this quick tutorial.

The Bokeh Panorama continues to be a popular technique for portrait and wedding photography for its unique and eye-catching look. It was popularized by acclaimed wedding photographer Ryan Brenzier and has since been called the Brenizer Method. If this is something you’ve been wanting to try for your next projects, we’ve found just the quick tutorial for you!

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This Jaw-Dropping View of Shanghai is Made Up of 24.9 BILLION Pixels

Here’s something for all you hardcore pixel peepers out there: a bird’s eye view of Shanghai in glorious 24.9 BILLION PIXELS.

If taking in the breath-taking panorama of Shanghai is on your travel bucket list, you can finally tick that off now. Allow us to present the most detailed view of the city that you’ll ever lay eyes on: a 24.9 BILLION PIXEL (or 195 gigapixel) snap that you can zoom in to get close. Really, really close.

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Quick Tip: Using Lightroom to Stitch a Panorama and Export in RAW

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In this clip from CreativeLive’s free Lightroom CC Crash Course, professional photographers, Matt Kloskowski and Jared Platt describe in detail the incredible capabilities of the new Adobe software upgrade.

Previously, to create a panorama from multiple photographs required exporting each individually edited file, then stitching together in a secondary software such as Photoshop or Autopano Giga (which is both expensive and cumbersome).

The technique required that you export the image files (jpeg or tiff), then re-imported back into Lightroom to edit the final image. While this process worked, it lost the ability to edit the final image file as a RAW image, thereby losing a large portion of the tonal and exposure range that you get with RAW.

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Shooting Wet Plate Collodion Images With a Holga Panoramic

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Holga panoramic – drilling a hole for L shaped tripod hole

All images by Juro Kovacik. Used with permission.

Photographer Juro Kovacik was born in 1964 and studied photography at the Academy of Fine Art Bratislava in 1990, but left school after two years. Today, he work as an independent photographer focused on landscape photography. In the last couple of years he has been working exclusively with large format wet plates.

One of his most recent projects involves shooting with a Holga panoramic to create collodion images on plates. When one usually thinks about wet plate collodion projects, they think about large cameras. But this one isn’t so big at all.

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Check Out This 360 Panorama Shot with the Sony A7r

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Image by Bernard Dery. Used with permission

Bernard Déry sent us a link to a 360 panoramic image shot with the Sony A7r and a Sigma 15mm fisheye lens. The stitching is of the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal at Place d’Armes. When you click the link and zoom in on the details, you’ll see that the sensor and lens are capable of doing something quite remarkable together. Bernard has pointed out that at the current moment, no Canon sensor in a camera currently on the market is currently capable of resolving 36MP; though the A7r surely can do so while using Canon glass.

Head on over to this link to check out the image in its full glory.

Quick Review: Lomography Belairgon Lenses for the Belair X 6-12

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When the Lomography Belair X 6-12 medium format panoramic camera first came out, the only lenses available were the 58mm and 90mm kit lenses, which are made from plastic. In our review, we mentioned that these are pretty weak in the corners, especially in 6×12 panoramic format, but nicely sharp in the center. A while ago then, Lomography announced the development of proper glass lenses, manufactured by Zenit in Russia. We recently go the 90mm and 114mm Belairgon lenses in for review, so here’s what we think about them.

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The Bublcam is a 360° Video Camera That Records Everything Going On Around You

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Real innovation in the photo and video world is rare these days. We see a lot of minor and major improvements on the same old ideas, but it’s rarely that something really revolutionary new appears. Well, it seems one of these rare moments has arrived. Welcome the bublcam, a clever new 360° video and stills camera that is currently being financed via Kickstarter.

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NASA Puts Together Video of Curiosity Rover’s First Year on Mars; Featuring Images it Shot

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The Curiosity Rover has been on Mars for one year now, and to celebrate the event NASA put together a video showcasing loads of photos that it has shot and beamed back to Earth. NASA’s cameras aren’t very high resolution–or at least they aren’t by today’s standards. Additionally, information transferring via wireless connections would otherwise take even longer if they had to beam over 20MP images. And as a result, all of the images are in a format equivalent to standard definition.

It even captured a crazy 360 panorama of its surroundings while over there, which was stitched together by the company.

The commemoration video is after the jump.

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Gigapan and Promote Systems Partner Up for HDR Panoramas

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If super huge panoramic images are your bag, then the latest news about Gigapan and Promote Systems should provide a great deal of happiness. You can now use Gigapan’s Epic Pro motorized pano head and Promote Systems Promote Control to take HDR and focus stacked gigapixel panoramas. The Epic Pro handles the panorama while the Promote Control takes care of the HDR. The Promote Control can take up to 45 photos in bracketing with up to 9 EV steps between each one, and it also features focus stacking which takes photos at close and distant focal ranges, perfect for landscapes. This is only for Canon and Nikon DSLRs, so you’re out of luck if you’re not a part of these systems.

Check out the instructional video here.

Lomography Announces ‘Belair X 6-12’ Panoramic Medium Format Camera with Some Interesting Lenses

The Lomography Belair X 6-12 limited Globetrotter Edition

Holy moly! Where did this come from!? Out of nowhere, Lomography just announced a new medium format film camera — and not just some medium format film camera. The ‘Belair X 6-12’ — so its official designation — is a medium format panoramic camera that exposes 120 roll film in the 6×12 panoramic format, which equals a negative size of 52x104mm. Besides featuring an absolutely gorgeous retro bellows design, the Belair X 6-12 comes with two interchangeable lenses, aperture priority automatic exposure (a first in a 6×12 medium format camera) and the ability to select between the classic 6×6 format, the 35mm-like 6×9 format or the panoramic 6×12 format. Continue reading…