Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re: pole mount construction
- Hi Matt,
> If I understandIt only makes perfect sense with a fisheye covering 180° vertical fov.
> correctly though, the small foot trick can only work with a fisheye,
> because there is only one axis of camera revolution?
However, it will work for any lens with additional lateral rows of
With the 10.5 nikkor/APS sensor size cam you could either mount the cam on
a 60° roll to cover 180° diagonally
or just pitch the cam -20° or so to cover the nadir and take one
additional upshot for the zenith.
> As you indicate, choice of lens, distance, elevation --Exactly. See, I am not what you would call a "formally educated"
> these all affect the result, and in not necessarily intuitive ways
> when coming from standard single frame photography.
photographer. I do spherical panos. And for the longest time,
many traditional photographers have dismissed this art and industrie as
non compositional photography. Simply put your camera in the center of the
room type of thing.....but far from that. It is this very challenge which
is exciting to me to find a great composition within a sphere. Its much,
much harder to do. What applies to a single frame must be transported to
the whole sphere surrounding you.
Regarding the howto and DIY shooting tutorials you are absolutely right.
See, most of the VR-Photographers I personally know have their technique
and own style to do it. You can learn so much from them only if you get to
meet them. Beeing part of such a community like IVRPA or the Panotools
Meeting Group is rewarding and has its merits....as many techniques are
also regarded as...a secret! After all, it translates into money if you
are in for the business of it. Valid thought. It can be of your advantage
to do a shoot of a certain kind in an much more economical way then with
an elaborate overhead kind of thinking.
Perhaps it is time to change that. The software has made it so much easier
in the recent 2 years to do the editing part that one could see the amount
of users in the groups triple and multiple fold. I also noticed that many
traditional photographers have finally entered the sphere :))
I have thought of a vblog of this many times.....it would be a cool thing
to have. Youtube would be a great platform for this. What the cooking
shows did for the way of how the people view food could be a way for
people how to see a spherical panorama. It makes it less daunting as it
appears to be.....and over time becomes a natural thing to have or do.
Ohhh shhoot...now i have to do videoooooh.....
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