Best practice for taking images to create a Panorama RRS feed

  • Question

  • What are the best practices to follow while taking images using a camera (by hand) to create a 360 Panorama on the ICE??
    Saturday, August 20, 2011 7:56 AM

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  • I always try to move in a clockwise direction (I'm sure ICE doesn't care but it helps me when looking at thumbnails).

    Stay in one spot - you don't need a tripod provided you keep as close as possible to the same spot

    Ensure you have an overlap - I try to spot a feature at the right of one image and have it on left of next shot,

    Take at least one complete band of pictures above and below the 'interesting' part of the picture.  Include plenty of sky - it is very annoying to find a black area in your panorama because you included a mountain peak but didn't include the sky either side of it.

    http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=22910e55-586d-4842-968d-d7d82919a2b5 and http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=683c72cc-abae-46f2-9535-29a3d36acde5 were taken using a handheld point & shoot camera and show in places the problems of not enough sky or floor.


    • Proposed as answer by MymsMan Saturday, August 20, 2011 10:13 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by MymsMan Saturday, August 20, 2011 10:13 AM
    Saturday, August 20, 2011 10:10 AM