Re: [PanoToolsNG] Shooting pans of car interiors
- This is my first time posting... I still don't understand how to get
nadir shots with a regular pano head...hand held?
--- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Samir <design29@...> wrote:
> Hey there,
> Sorry for the delay, we had a nice long weekend (religious
> now am back!
> For hand-held, i use the pendulum method (google it, its widely
> a lot of pano-graphers!). It is far easier using it in a car than
> it on foot, first the length of the pendulum chord is like a foot
> maximum and second you can see the camera in front of you and use
> seats for added stability in your shots.
> Next, cover the exterior facade of the car with tracing paper (or
> paper / bubble wrap!). This will give you a nice blended white
> interior with no harsh shadows.
> Third, place a small marker to mark ur nodal point on the center
> (or seat, whatever u prefer!)
> Shoot as you will. I now prefer taking one shot for the overall and
> second to catch the shadowed areas, hopefully using an open sunroof.
> The rest you guys know, in my case its RAW, CS3 and PTGUI /
> I will post the results in a bit, facing some server issues.
> PS. Using hand held might be fun / cheap but does require a bit of
> processing AND you will need to get in / out of the car a bit more
> usual, in my case did a seat to seat for the front>back shots and a
> slide for the rear>front one, also had good cloud cover to
> for the harsh shadows.
> If however you want to go PRO, use manfrotto table-top tripod with
> extension rod, set the rotator to the base of the pod (gives
> and use a tripod macro extension to allow for nodal point
> personally had the Panosaurus head which is very small and fits in
> interiors easily (oven interiors might be an issue here : p). I
> mutulated the parts and added a longer ACE hardware L-shape
> for the arm and use the manfrotto rotator.
> udedomenico wrote:
> > Michel,
> > Your article has great information,
> > I thank you...as I usually say... I hope to get a couple of days
> > from work to play with your tricks...
> > Maybe not in the oven though... I was thinking at the rubbish bin
> > my case :)
> > Samir,
> > it would be nice if you could share it with all the
> > no need to have a detailed article like Michel... :)
> > U.
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