I love panoramic pics and I've put together a selection on this page for you to look at and,
hopefully, to encourage you to have a go at making your own... there's nothing quite like it!
I've included the camera data for each image where possible. To get started you don't
need expensive camera equipment but you do need software capable of "stitching" the images
I plan to write a page on how to create a panorama from scratch but in the meantime you
might like to check out the books and reviews on this page to help you on your way. I hope you
like the images!
NASA pan photo mosaic of the Himalayas with Makalu and Mount Everest
The photo mosaic uses photos ISS008-E-13302 TO 13307 taken 28 January 2004 taken from the International
Space Station, Expedition 8 and added to The Gateway to Astronaut Photography. Photo courtesy of NASA.
Panorama of Slieve League, County Donegal, Ireland, 2003
Photo by Thorsten Pohl Thpohl
Olympus C720UZ, focal length 6.4 mm, exposure time 1/500 sec, f-stop f/5, ISO 100
Bay of Gibraltar Panorama
Photo by Peter-Ashley Jackson
A panoramic view from the top of the Rock of Gibraltar (Gibraltar), looking north
Photo by RedCoat
Panoramic view of the Bay of Gibraltar from Gibraltar's South District, 2009
Photo by Nathan Harig
Focal length 5.85 mm, exposure time 1/500 sec, f-stop f/4, ISO 64
Panorama of Mount Shasta partially covered in snow, trees, brush, and blue sky, as seen from Castle Lake
Photo by Vlad Butsky
View on the Black Sea from Isik Üniversitesi Campus in Sile
Photo by Darwinek
Torre-Agbar, Barcelona, Spain, 2007
Photo by Diliff
6 segment vertical panorama created with a Canon 5D, 70-200mm f/2.8, lens at 150mm
unusual perspective of a panoramic image creates a unique and intriguing visual experience
for the viewer. Skillfully executed, panoramic photography can realize scenes which could
otherwise never be captured in an image or seen with the naked eye. Panoramas offer new
possibilities for creative photographers, either as flat, two-dimensional images, or mapped
into a 3D space that can be visited on a virtual tour. New, powerful, panorama software makes
the workflow easier and more efficient than ever before. In Mastering Digital Panoramic PhotographyAuthor
Harald Woeste takes the reader
on a tour from the basics of capturing panoramas, all the way through stitching, editing, and
printing panoramic pics. He provides a detailed description of the necessary equipment and
materials, as well as the various software tools that can be used in the workflow. The latter
half of the book illustrates the making of panoramas through a number of example projects.
In Mastering Digital Panoramic Photography you will find everything you need to know to
create amazing panoramic images.
has never been easier to make panoramas - both in terms of the new lightweight equipment
and the spectacular quality of the final image output. New vistas concerning this unique
way to see the world and express oneself abound in
Panoramic Photography: from Composition and Exposure to Final Exhibition
Written by one of the world's pre-eminent panoramic photographers, Arnaud Frich, the book
provides diagrams to explain the technical details involved in various shots. Camera equipment examples
and a list of suppliers make this book a valuable resource for all panoramic photographers. Inside
you will find all the information you need to create your perfect panorama.
Explore flatback and rotating panoramic cameras and learn how swing-lens and rotational cameras work;
observe how camera choice affects the image and final composition; learn the joining (or "stitching") method
for assembling panoramic pics with the Realvis Stitcher and Panavue ImageAssembler; archive
and store original negatives and digital files, as well as distribute panoramic images over the Internet
Assembling Panoramic Photos is
written by eight expert French photographers who reveal their
secrets in using Photoshop and a collection of dedicated applications to create extraordinary
panoramic pics - includes some amazing 360-degree images. For anyone involved with
digital imagery or animation, this groundbreaking volume demonstrates a new way of thinking
about what's possible and what's required to produce these images.
Reflecting the very best of French photography, graphic design and digital artistry, "Assembling
Panoramic Photos: A Designer's Notebook" offers advanced Photoshop instruction that goes beyond
opening this menu, or clicking that palette. You receive expert aesthetic guidance, from start
to finish, with notes and views that reveal every step of the process. This book is a goldmine
for any digital artist who wants to learn new Photoshop techniques and exploit them for maximum effect.
At home on either your coffee table or desktop, the book itself is dazzling in concept and design. There's
nothing else quite like this Designer's Notebook available in the U.S.
If you're interested in creating your own panoramic photos but want to avoid the problem of
parallax, click here to find out how using
an inexpensive gadget called a panorama head to adapt your existing camera, whether it is a DSLR or compact camera.
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