Techniques

I use a process based on high dynamic range image processing and tone-mapping to create many of my images.

Stitching Panono Panoramas

Panono Camera
Panono Camera

Panono cameras are a wonder of technology and they greatly simplify the creation of high-resolution panoramas in many situations. Since there are 36 independent "cameras", stitching is a big part of the panorama process.

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Stitched Panoramas

Most high-resolution panoramas are created by merging together many individual images using a process called stitching. This is a series of images ready for stitching into a panorama.

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Shooting Panoramas

There are just a few things to keep in mind when shooting panoramas and I've summarized them here. You may want to read the equipment and software sections before actually attempting your shot.

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High Dynamic Range Imaging

High Dynamic Range Images (HDRI or HDR) reproduce more closely that which the human eye sees. People have the ability to discern a much greater range of light than a camera; so HDR images are created by taking multiple images of a scene at several exposures and combining the usable portions into a wider range composite.

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Fusion

Image fusion is the process of combining the properly exposed parts of multiple images and fusing them together into a composite. The result is an image which looks normal but retains details from the highlight and shadow regions of a scene.

Tone-Mapping

The process of tone-mapping converts color and luminance to color tones of proportional brightness and then increases local contrast to enhance detail. The effect is to "compress" the dynamic range of an image, enhancing highlight and shadow detail. If over applied, images become "cooked" and no longer bear any resemblance to reality (sometimes this is the objective).