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| p.1 #3 · Virtual tour photography, kind of? |
david debalko wrote:
I have a client that has asked me to take some wide shots of the campus, she is not quite sure what she wants but its sounds like she doesn't want the full 360 degree photos but maybe a couple of photos stitched together.
I do have a bogen tripod head that enables the camera to rotate on the axis of the image sensor.
I think photoshop might have a photo merge but is there something else I should be using?
No, you don't need anything else and you don't need to even think about parallax error or lenses nodal points for stitched panoramas of a typical campus. Just shoot it on your pod at as close to level as you can - without moving the pod of course - and stitch it together in PS. PS isn't the best tool but it usually works fine.
Something like Autopano Giga can sometimes produce a little better results but usually only when there are more than 10 or 15 images. Here's my workflow with that: http://www.getdpi.com/forum/475258-post5777.html I do pretty much the same thing when stitching with CS5.5 except PS and not Autopano Giga is the stitching tool of course.