One question the comes up often when
clients visit us at our Round Rock Texas home office is "How
did you do that?" as they point to a mounted Panoramic
Skyline of Austin TX. Our reply is that the photo is three
separate images - "stitched" together with modern photographic
editing software (like Photoshop CS5 or Photostitch). When shooting
for a panoramic image - the experienced photographer will know to
add a 1/3 overlap of the image for the panoramic START and END images.
Most often we will stitch together 3 to 5 images, but we have a stunning
panoramic of the Austin Texas 360 bridge where we stitched together
12 images! This technique may also be used in a vertical image composites.
When we use this technique
at a wedding - Often it will be during the ceremony to display the
entire inside of the church or during the reception while the couple
dances their First Dance or possibly during the toast. Star
Hill Ranch used our Panoramic of their main street to display
BOTH sides of the street of their unique wedding venue.
Check out this photo.
It’s got everything – the band playing, the bride and groom dancing, the family and friends looking on.It’s a complete, timeless moment – and ordinary photography would never have caught it. Well, not all of it, anyway, not all at once.
An image like this calls for the magic of panoramic photography.
Panoramic photography combines multiple photos into one extra-wide composite image. For this shot we actually took multiple overlapping photos one right after another, using a single controller to trigger all the lights. We then used digital software (photoshop CS5) to stitch the images together into a realistic panorama. (Every once in a while you might get a tiny “edge” between images, but over the years we’ve learned how to make such artifacts almost invisible to all but the sharpest eye.)
Panoramic photography means you don’t have to settle for capturing one aspect of moment at the expense of another. If this were a traditional shot, for instance, you’d have to focus on the couple dancing – a nice image to be sure, but only part of the story – and then get a shot of the band, and then get a shot of the wedding guests. And sure enough, you can break this shot into its component parts and still have three lovely images. But in real life it’s all happening at once, and in a panoramic shot you can see that.
Specialized technology and techniques such as panoramic photography give you one more great reason to go for the best, most capable professional wedding photographer for possibly can. Don’t trust this level of work to just any guy with a digital camera.
If you want results like this, you know whom to call – us!