I was looking at some of his work and I thought that this technique of his was kind a "cool."
where there’s smoke there’s forum fire
interesting, definitely worth trying
I have seen a couple of photog videos on this. The blending of the images with moving elements seems to be the big thing.
I saw another video where they had a full rack system that they slid the camera up and down with a MedFmt camera for a fashion shoot. Actual physical size was 3x3 foot apparatus that made 9 images each way for 81 total. Gigs of data for each "shot." After the first subject focus, they then went back and picked out other objects to be sharp to draw focus in to draw the focus in. Wicked effect that looked better than photoshop'ed images for sure.
Very cool. Thanks for sharing!
I've seen this with bridal shots. Pretty awesome. I suppose he manually focused the subject before shooting around him. Thats the only way to keep the camera from auto-focusing on everything in the other frames.
here ( if allowed) is another link
nice finding sevencrossing, as for links guys... please distinguish links that look like a pure advertise posted by new users with 1-2 posts and links posted by experienced/old users that devoted a lot of their time and share their findings so all of us could benefit
Very neat technique. Looks like you would need a bit of planning to get this working well, but I may end up trying this at some point.
until I saw the B&W video I had not realised CS5 will stitch a matrix of say 10 wide by 5 deep, no need for a D800 or even a Hasselblad after all
just my D700 my 70-200 with a x2 and a pano head with click stops
Photoshop tends to crap out with stitching images together. It's a hit and miss affair. However there is a free, open source program called HUGIN that has yet to fail me. Granted, I haven't tried it with out-of-focus imagery (although I certainly will try out this technique outlined here), but it has yet to fail stitching images together that would fail miserably in Photoshop. I've stitched over 30 images into a giant panorama with HUGIN.
So if you're having stitching problems with Photoshop, or don't have Photoshop, Google HUGIN, download it, and give it a shot, or 10, or 20, or... ;-)
I played with HUGIN for quite a while and gave up on it. I have tried many but found that nothing beats PTGui which is worth more than its licence price to me.
You need to also freeze exposure and should not have polarizer filter.
Have not tried PTGui, is that made by the same person that sells PTLens?
I'm not sure what problems you've had with HUGIN, I've yet to have a problem with the app.
>>GS5 does like a lot RAM I have 12 on my desk top
if you only have 3 or 4 then all other programs need to be closed
my laptop (which only it has 4) also needs to sit on fan base<<
I meant it doesn't do a good job of stitching images together, although you may have hit on why. However I've used the same machine (with only 2 gigs of ram, running XP) with HUGIN and didn't have any problems with it. I did build a new 6-core Phenom workstation with 16 gigs of ram, haven't tried to stitch anything in PShop yet because I now automatically just go to HUGIN, but I'll give it a try and see what happens.
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