closer to "The Way We See Life"!
Photography is a newly revisited form of photography which is older than all of
us. Photographers, using special cameras and film, began taking panoramic
photos in the 1850's with this technique reaching its greatest popularity in the
early 1900's. Early panoramas present towns, cities, universities,
national parks, sporting events, disasters, modes of transportation,
celebrations, the military, businesses, and people on the land as we actually
looked so many years ago.
started creating panoramic images in my early twenties using conventional cameras and then pasting images
together with scotch tape. Later I purchased old panoramic cameras and
started producing full width images on film. The
photo history is much longer than you might expect. We are just
finding or inventing new ways to capture and display the panoramic perspective.
In my early years in photography all my panoramic images were shot on film. Within the last
few years I have moved completely to digital technology. Digital cameras
that rival film are now available.
camera manufactures provide software to stitch images together to create
panoramic photos. Those available in today's market mostly do not provide
the resolution required to rival panoramic images created from source film
frames. So, I have kept myself challenged by working with others or
creating new products to produce the highest resolution
images I can. This has often meant creating custom solutions to allow
working with much larger files and source images in the stitching process.
After stitching multiple images together hours of editing sometimes are necessary
to fix what the automation tools can't figure out. I enjoy shooting a
scene from the same exact spot an early panoramic photographer took a shot to
show the contrast of "then and now". True to the scene another
panoramic page in history is created.
I do enjoy
the challenge as capturing each image has it's own set of problems. In the
end, an image that evokes emotion in a viewer is my payment for the work I
do. We see the world from a panoramic perspective yet the largest part of
photography we see today is from a narrow point of view. When you look at the
computer screen while you read these words, you are aware of the room around you
on both sides of the screen. It is this awareness that a panoramic
perspective gives us.
Thank you for viewing my work.
always be something new here to see, That is what I do...
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