Panoramic photography is a very specialized field of photography and in contrast to, let’s say portraits and nature photography, it’s not the first thing you get started with when getting your first camera. A lot of photographers and software companies are involved in panoramic photography and make a living out of it.
That’s fair and my intention is not to set those people out on the street. But sometimes people want you to think panoramic photography is to be left to “the professionals” and that you shouldn’t even get started before
youbuy a panoramic tripod head for a couple of hundred bucks,
buy various editing and stitching software for even more couples of hundred bucks and
buy a Flash-based software to present your work on your website.
For me, there is definitely to much buying involved here! This series of articles tries to highlight every aspect of panoramic photography, always focused on keeping it low-cost and down to earth.
Other Articles in “Panoramic Photography Revealed
”Part I: Hardware for Panoramic Photography,
DIYPart II: Creating Perfect Panoramas,
The Open Source WayPart III: Creating Perfect Virtual Tours,
The Open Source Way (this one)
Part IV: Appendix / Frequently Asked Questions