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Andras Frenyo is a panoramic photagrapher splitting his time between the U.S. and Europe. He frequently shares his work on panoramablog.com, and has created the World's first 360 degree stop-motion animation short, an interactive panoramic video, titled Leftovers (2006).  The movie can be viewed on surroundcinema.com.

His most significant project in Europe has been the panoramic coverage of Sziget Festival, one of Europe's largest multicultural events, held annually on a Danube island in Budapest, Hungary.

As far as we kow, he is also the first to create a full 360x180 degree, HiRes spherical panorama on the iPhone 2G - having designed a multi-row panoramic head for it.  The design can be easily updated to all iPhone models and numerous other mobile telephones for those crazy enough to follow in his footsteps.
Other Projects

Do many. But this one's pretty cool: the World's first interactive 360 degree stop-motion animation short!

Leftovers (2006), the World's first 360 degree stop-motion animation short
» check it out
Get the Photos

Download the original photos, straight out of the phone.  Also, the stitching project file.

[ downloads |  view panorama ]
The Panorama Process

Everything you need to know:
» introduction (why bother?)
» the head (do you need one?)
» taking the photos (huh?)
» stitching (what's that?)
Surround Cinema

Now, this one's pretty cool: the World's first interactive 360 degree stop-motion animation short!

» check it out
Sample Panorama shot with the iPhone Panorama Head
compiled from 5 rows of 12 iPhone 2G images

First Presbyterian, Mt. Vernon Place, Baltimore
NOTE: the panorama will open in a new window


Welcome.

So, I took a bunch of photographs with my iPhone 2G and put it all together into a full spherical panorama. This page tells about this project.

I run a panoramic photoblog. My specialty is creating panoramas amidst high density action situations, but - having been involved in panoramic photography for over ten years - I have interest in all things panoramic.

Why is it worth talking about?

I can tell you why I think, it’s worth talking about.

There’s a common belief, that creating cool, full screen, hires, immersive spherical panoramas requires expensive equipment and professional photo gear, which - as you will see - is not the case. The experiment below also provides for a fun opportunity to learn how panoramas are put together and it touches upon many elements of the process common to the creation of panoramas of any sort, really.

Because an old, rather inadequate camera - such as the one inside an iPhone 2G - was never designed for a task of this nature and magnitude, yet it is perfectly able to do the job, even if it were never one’s first choice for it.

So, you could replace every mention of the iPhone, with your favorite (pocket) camera (phone), and still get a good introduction to panoramic photography.