A Practical Guide to HDR Vertorama Photography
183 p. / 112 illustr.
You will learn everything there is to know about combining panorama and HDR techniques to create these stunning images that will be a highlight in your portfolio.
Contents at a glance
- The basics: How to combine HDR and Vertorama photography into a consistent overall workflow.
- The technical side: Which camera, lenses and tripod support you need.
- Tripod shooting: How to adjust and use your panorama head for highest quality and precision.
- Hand-held shooting: How to manage the complexity of shooting the source photos hand-held.
- Rules of composition: How to compose your vertoramas without ever seeing the final result in the field.
- Post-production: How to post-process an HDR Vertorama from merging your HDRs all the way to the finishing touches.
- Workshops: Detailed insight into selected HDR Vertorama projects.
An HDR Vertorama image consists of a number of individual exposures that are combined in a process called stitching. These individual exposures are called sections. The typical distortion of a Vertorama image creates interesting leading lines drawing the viewer into the scene.
The dynamic range (difference in brightness between the brightest and the darkest areas of the original scene) of indoor Vertorama images tends to be very high since it depicts large portions of an interior, ranging from very dark regions (e.g. the dark corners in a church) to very bright regions (e.g. around windows). In many cases, this dynamic range cannot be captured with a single exposure setting for all sections. Therefore, each section of a HDR Vertorama image is produced from an exposure series – a series of photos of the same scene at different exposure values. These exposures are merged together into a HDR image that has every area of the scene exposed correctly. So, each section of the stitched Vertorama image will be an HDR image.
|Content:||HDR Vertorama photography – a multi-exposure photography technique for creating stunning indoor and outdoor photographs.|
|Depth:||In-depth discussion of all relevant topics – Equipment, shooting techniques and post-production workflow including workshops for selected HDR Vertorama projects|
|Special features:||Handy checklists for each major chapter and links to extended information on the web|
|Skill level:||intermediate to advanced – you should know the basics of photography and HDR|
|Volume:||7 chapters, 183 pages and 112 illustrations|
|Pricing:||Regular price: $19.95 (special offer available to subscribers)|
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Videos About This Product
Watch my interview on TWiT Photo about HDR Vertoramas (and other stuff). You can also jump straight to the section about HDR Vertoramas.
This is the Making-of video for ‘The Library (HDR Vertorama)‘. Watch how this image evolves through all the post-processing stages and stop at any position to inspect the parameter settings
The Making of – The Ingress (HDR Vertorama)
The Making of – St. John’s Co-Cathedral – Valletta, Malta (HDR Vertorama)
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