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HDR-Vertorama-eBook-Small-Square-200x200This gallery contains all my Vertorama images. A Vertorama consists of multiple exposures that cover the scene in vertical direction and that are combined (stitched) into a single image. This creates a unique perspective, especially when applied to indoor scenes. In most of the images shown below, I combined this stitching technique with HDR. If you want to get more information, take a look on my recipes about Taking Interior HDR Vertorama Shots, Taking HDR Vertorama Shots with a Tripod, and Creating HDR Panoramas and Vertoramas.

Also check out my eBook A Practical Guide to HDR Vertorama Photography. It will teach you everything there is to know about this fascinating photographic technique. Learn about the equipment you need, the different shooting techniques you can use and the post-production workflow.


8 Responses to Vertoramas

  1. [...] The best tutorial on the web for this technique is from Klaus Herrmann. Be sure to check him out. His work is amazing. Spread the word:Google BookmarksFacebookLinkedInRSSStumbleUponTwitter Posted on April 03, 2012 [...]

  2. Grzesiek says:

    Dear Klaus

    Today I found an interesting comment on my blog regarding my post about vertoramas:

    “The term “vertorama” is incorrect and actually has no meaning in any photographic process. The word “vert” actually means “green” “to be green” or “to cover with vegitation” so, prefixing the word “vert” to the word “orama” actually means “green view” or “green photograph”. The word “vert” is not a valid dictionary abbreviation or a synonym of the word vertical. The correct term for the process you describe above is a “Vertical Panorama”. Early versions date back to 1860 with the “vertical panorama” of the Church of S.Giobbe in Venice which is displayed in the Victoria & Albert Museum. There are no historical references in photography to the word “vertorama” and is simply a modern-day made up word with an incorrect meaning.”

    I would be interested what you thing about this? Do you think we need another word?


    • farbspiel says:

      Hi Greg,

      I guess, that guy sounds like the prototype of a smartass. I would thank him politely for enlightening us on the linguistic side of things. But I would not care much about this. Stick with the term. It may be linguistically incorrect(*), but it is intuitive!


      (*) Any language evolves by people using and changing it. They coin new terms that are added to the dictionary if they prove useful. Frankly, (almost) nobody cares if they are liguistically correct or not.

    • jhim says:

      Hi Greg,

      As long as we (photographers) understand each other – regardless of the terms used – that matters most – that’s communication!

      and who knows, days from now this term will be an official term for Vertical Panorama – Oxford already added OMG and LOL on their books – Vertorama will be listed soon.

  3. alfonso paredes says:

    Klaus: what equipment are you using for the “vectorama” pictures? can you share that information?

  4. Peter Stokes says:

    Hi Klaus,

    I have a question concerning the taking stage rather than the manipulation stage. I am using a Sigma 12 – 24 lens and suffering lots of lens flares on the shots where the camera is pointing at the roof (straight up or near straight up). Do you get the same issues? have you found a way to reduce them? I can take them out (usually) in PS but it wastes time and is not always fully successful.

    Cheers, Peter.

    Sorry if you answered this already, but I couldn’t find it.

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