New Trends in Photography: Panographies

As technology evolves, so does photography. Thanks to more powerful computers, better cameras and better software, photography is in a state of constant evolution. In recent years, HDR took the world by storm. This article will focus on the new evolving trend of panographies.

Fremont by Sgoralnick

Fremont by Sgoralnick

Panographies are large panoramas, which are assembled to give a better representation of images to what the eye really sees. The results are surprising and interesting. Panographies are visually compelling and attract attention thanks to all of the details, which is a stark contrast to HDR. HDR focuses on colors. Panographies focus on the details.

Stepping Out on Georg-Glock-Straße by Mareen Fischinger

Stepping Out on Georg-Glock-Straße by Mareen Fischinger

Panographies are almost akin to panoramas, but with a lot more images. The images have to be shot manually, with custom white balance, shutter and aperture. This ensures that each shot isn’t light-metered and differently exposed, therefore reducing the differences in contrast. Image sizes and weight have to be carefully monitored so they don’t crash your computer system. It’s recommended to reduce sizes about 800 pixels and add the images by groups of 5 to 10.

Königsalle  Düsseldorf on a Cold and Rainy Sunday by Mareen Fischinger

Königsallee, Düsseldorf on a Cold and Rainy Sunday by Mareen Fischinger

One panographer of note is German fashion photographer Mareen Fischinger. The viewpoints of her photos and the collages that she creates are enrapturing.

Panografia Hotel Victoria by Guatman

Panografía Hotel Victoria by Guatman

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7 Responses to “New Trends in Photography: Panographies”

  1. 1 Charles September 7, 2008 at 10:19

    These photos look like the David Hockney photo collages. Credit where credit is due.

  2. 2 tk September 7, 2008 at 12:35

    Interesting. What is the photostitiching software you used for those images?

  3. 3 range September 7, 2008 at 23:13

    Hi, usually panographies are assembled by Photoshop, a few images at a time by hand… No photo-stitching software is supposed to be used.

  4. 4 Michael Zelbel January 3, 2009 at 07:00

    Cool article on panography! It seems there are so many shades of photography that everyday I encounter a different one. Thanks for feeding me today.

  5. 5 guatma June 17, 2009 at 19:38

    Thanks for select my photo! 🙂
    Interesting blog, congratulations.

  6. 6 scripturesnapshots March 28, 2010 at 09:59

    what sort of photography would allow someone to take snapshots of scripture? just wondering.

  1. 1 Photography Articles Around the Web #8 Trackback on October 2, 2008 at 23:40

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