Sample Panorama shot with the iPhone Panorama Head
compiled from 5 rows of 12 iPhone 2G images
NOTE: the panorama will open in a new window
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.