Month: May 2014

Travel Photo Thursday: Shooting Panoramas

Travel Photo Thursday: Shooting Panoramas

According to Wikipedia,

Panoramic photography is a technique of photography, using specialized equipment or software, that captures images with elongated fields of view. It is sometimes known as wide format photography. The term has also been applied to a photograph that is cropped to a relatively wide aspect ratio.”

One of the most dramatic “panos” that I’ve ever seen is the one below showing the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake and fire which destroyed much of San Francisco.

Rather than being a single image, it is a composite “stitched together” out of four separate photographs.

But in the pre-digital age of photography, few, if any leisure travelers would have had the skill, equipment, or patience to create panoramic photos.

This is, not until Kodak came up with a nifty solution: Let the camera do the work.

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