Posts Tagged ‘panorama’

Google Takes Street View Photography into the Wild with Camera Backpacks

Google has already photographed quite a bit of our world using a fleet of cars, submarine-style cameras, tricycles, and snowmobiles, so what else is there to include in Street View? Places where vehicles can’t go, of course. The company has begun capturing 360-degree imagery using the Trekker — a special backpack with a Street View camera rig sticking up from the top.
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A Glimpse of Google’s Fleet of Camera-Equipped Street View Cars

Ever wonder how Google manages to capture street-level photographs of entire cities for its Street View? It’s done using a giant fleet of camera-equipped cars. Google employee Masrur Odinaev recently shared this photograph — taken by a Street View car — showing one of Google’s Street View car parking lots. We see a large fleet of Subaru Imprezas that have panoramic cameras mounted to the tops.
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Man Scooters Across America with a Panoramic Camera Made of 8 iPhones

Gabriel Paez is like a one-man Google Street View. On September 21, 2012, the panoramic videographer and iPhone hacker set out from Seaside, Oregon on a journey across the United States to Portland, Maine. Carrying him from place to place was Pucho, his 2005 Vespa PX150 scooter. Strapped to his back was a giant panoramic camera rig designed to capture 360-degree video footage of his adventure “for a live stage show” he’s working on.
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Google Street View Now Has Underwater Panoramas of the Great Barrier Reef

If you’ve always wanted to go scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef but haven’t had a chance to, this might be one of the next best things: Google has added gorgeous underwater panoramic photographs to Street View, allowing to swim around at the world’s largest coral system as if it were a street in your neighborhood.
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iPhone 5 and iOS 6: Polished Panoramas, Pixel Oversampling, and a Sony Sensor

iPhoneography has made some significant advancements in the past couple of weeks due to the launch of the iPhone 5 and the release of iOS 6. Here’s a brief report on some of the interesting improvements and changes.
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Panorama Mode Not Exclusive to iPhone 5, Will Be Available Through iOS 6

Back in 2011, it was discovered that iPhones, iPods, and iPads running iOS 5 had a hidden panorama feature that was built into the operating system but not ordinarily available through the devices. Methods were discovered for unlocking the feature, which we all assumed was simply a half-baked feature that wasn’t ready for release at the time.

It seems that Apple engineers have been busy polishing the feature in the 10 months since then, as the panorama feature was announced yesterday at the iPhone 5′s unveiling. For those of you who are content with your iOS 5 device, here’s some good news for you: iPhone 4S users will get the new panorama mode as well when iOS 6 is rolled out on September 19th, 2012.
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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360 Panorama is a Free Download This Week on iTunes

360 Panorama has come a long way since we first shared it two years ago, going from an unpolished app with some highly negative reviews to one of the most popular camera appears boasting thousands of reviews and a 4.5 star rating.

It has come so far that this week Apple selected it as the iTunes Free App of the Week.
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A Nifty Panoramic Pinhole Camera Made with LEGO Blocks

We’ve featured large format LEGO cameras before, but what about wide format? Photographer Giacomo Citti created this panoramic LEGO pinhole camera that features a sliding shutter and film winders on the sides.
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Epic Panorama of Storm Clouds Looming Over New York City

New York City was battered by heavy storms yesterday, and photographer Ryan Brenizer managed to snap this ridiculously epic photograph (larger version here) of the ominous clouds hanging over the city (which looks more like Gotham city… or Mordor).

The 50 megapixel panorama was created using 23 photographs shot at 24mm. Brenizer says that the image wasn’t “Photoshopped to heck” — the scene actually looked like what’s seen in the photo. Needless to say, the photo has gone viral online. You can buy a print here.

(via Boing Boing)


Image credit: Photograph by Ryan Brenizer and used with permission

The Longest Photographic Negative in the World Measures 129 Feet

While we’re on the subject of world records in photography, did you know that the world’s longest photographic negative is 129ft 6.69in (~39.5m) long? It’s a giant panorama of the streets of Buenos Aires, exposed by Argentinian photographer Esteban Pastorino Diaz using a homemade panoramic slit camera that was attached to the top of his car.

(via Guinness World Records)