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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Mareen Is Hot

Hi Mareen, maybe no one has told you this recently, but you are smoking hot. I’m sure a lot of people agree with me on this statement. You not only take great photos, but are incredibly hot. I’ve always thought that you were hotter than Vivia, but that’s like comparing fire with fire. You get my drift.

Cheers and have a great day!
Beste Wünsche und Grüsse von Taiwan.

Mareen Fischinger’s Voice

Ever wondered what Mareen’s voice sounded like? Head on over to her Muxtape site to hear her speak in German. Since I speak German, it was entertaining. I gather that she’s also a voice actress and she’s got a sexy voice. I wonder what Vivia’s voice is like.

Mareen Fischinger On Apple

I just don’t understand why the removeable padded laptop case in that bag is suggesting a non-MacBook format. Whom do they expect to use equipment of such complexity in connection with a Windows machine?

Ok, I kind of don’t know what to say about that comment… Suffice it to say that a lot of people are on Windows laptops. They are cheaper and extremely customizable. I work on an Asus W7S and it works like a charm. There are a lot of photographers on Windows laptops as well.

And there are a lot of 13.3 sized Windows laptops out there that fit exactly into MacBook storage solutions.

Color Label Exploration

A great color label explorer by Doloreslab. See here for explanantions. (via mafisch)