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 Post subject: Panoramic Photography
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Obviously, I'm not very good at this, and it's tough to take a panoramic pictures with people constantly moving within the picture, but here is my attempt at the Ohio State/Michigan State football game this past weekend.

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My camera has a feature that would allow me to line it up properly using the screen, but I have to buy a special memory card that costs like $50. Pfft!

While I'm at it, here's one I tried to take of the Inner Harbor in Baltimore from Federal Hill. EDIT: I figured out how to fix this one using Microsoft Digital Image.

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That's some cool stuff. Do you have any image editing software to smooth out the transitions? If not, you might want to play with Gimp. It's the poor man's Photoshop--and free.

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Here's a couple i have done. Yours look pretty good, the only thing that seems to be off is the brightness and contrast in the pictures which can be easily corrected with a photo editing program.

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Pearl Jam at the Fleet Center in Boston last year. (4-5 separate pictures)

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St John's Harbour, NFLD (3 separate pictures)


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Here's a couple i have done. Yours look pretty good, the only thing that seems to be off is the brightness and contrast in the pictures which can be easily corrected with a photo editing program.


I have Microsoft Digital Image, but it never occurred to me to tamper with the brightness/contrast. I'll try that.

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Here's a couple i have done. Yours look pretty good, the only thing that seems to be off is the brightness and contrast in the pictures which can be easily corrected with a photo editing program.


I have Microsoft Digital Image, but it never occurred to me to tamper with the brightness/contrast. I'll try that.


If you're serious about picture quality, do not adjust brightness and contrast. Most image editing programs throw away image information when you adjust such settings. If you must go this route, keep a "digital negative" somewhere, backed up, that has never been touched.

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Here's a couple i have done. Yours look pretty good, the only thing that seems to be off is the brightness and contrast in the pictures which can be easily corrected with a photo editing program.


I have Microsoft Digital Image, but it never occurred to me to tamper with the brightness/contrast. I'll try that.


If you're serious about picture quality, do not adjust brightness and contrast. Most image editing programs throw away image information when you adjust such settings. If you must go this route, keep a "digital negative" somewhere, backed up, that has never been touched.


Keeping a backup is always a good idea. I always do it. You are right about information being lost when using the brighness/contrast tools. However a minimal adjustment wouldn't create a significant loss in detail. My second picture is a good example of that. The changes in brightness were quite minimal and i didn't notice any real loss.

I believe the reason for the detail loss is mainly because the native format for jpg is RGB color (some might be CMYK). If you were truly concerned about detail loss you could convert your images to LAB before making any adjustments. With LAB color all of your image detail information resides on the lightness (L) channel while your color info is on the A and B channels. At that point i would make changes to the colors themselves instead the brightness/contrast. However you're getting into some pretty advanced photo editing there.

I think as long as you aren't making drastic changes to the brightness/contrast your picture will turn out just fine. But do keep a backup just in case :wink:


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here is my panarama of Nashville, i tried to go through all the the color and brightness correction and then got bored, so here is the unfinshed product

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its better than B's, jacktor.

course that wouldnt take much..... :wink:

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its better than B's, jacktor.

course that wouldnt take much..... :wink:


It looks really good so far, and with a little bit of patience that would look kickass. So don't give up.


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that pano of the fleet center show is wicked.

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 Post subject: Re: My Feeble Attempt At Panoramic Photography
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Hey B!

I took one of that place just a minute ago!

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its better than B's, jacktor.

course that wouldnt take much..... :wink:


OK, smart ass, here's five pictures of the French Broad River near Asheville, NC.

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Shot from the top of Grandfather Mountain didn't come out as good, but not horrible.

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B wrote:
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its better than B's, jacktor.

course that wouldnt take much..... :wink:


OK, smart ass, here's five pictures of the French Broad River near Asheville, NC.

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good stuff B! :thumbsup:


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B. Can you take RAW photos? If you can, and if you have photoshop, you can actually fiddle with the exposure itself. It's not like editing a jpg, you're actually editing the "digital negative" itself. It's lossless, and you can render each picture after adjusting the "negative." You can do lots of stuff too, like create TRUE black and whites from a color picture by reducing color saturation, and not just hitting a "grey scale" button. RAW pictures are the best way to go about making panoramic shots. I know in your first one, you could simply adjust the exposure and get it to turn out nearly perfect with RAW.

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:cry: I don't even know what RAW is.

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:cry: I don't even know what RAW is.

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