Important underground pics for PhD research. Stitch photos for wide angles or use a wide angle lens?

Started Jan 21, 2013 | Questions thread
rgolub Senior Member • Posts: 2,061
Re: My opinion

A couple of other thoughts:

Despite protestations to the contrary, hand held panos work 'pretty good' with modern software. Good enough for a slide show presentation. I've done a bunch of mountain top panos that were quick handholds that looked great on the screen. Probably would not have withstood carefully scrutiny on a wall somewhere but for the 30 seconds that people see it, it's fine.

Good enough for publishing? Perhaps not. There you have to be very careful about what you say and how you say it. You might be better off with multiple images of everything you can shoot from different angles. Sure, get your seminar wowing pano, but don't forget the dull and boring 'data' shots. Take or record notes. Use your cell phone if needed but additional information can really help later.

Also check your histogram carefully. If you can't get everything in one shot, exposure bracket.

Extra cards, extra camera. The whole thing screams BACKUP (ie, you can't recreate the scenario).

And of course, relax and have fun. Sounds cool. You could also invite all of us over. We'd be glad to bring our equipment.

Oh, and remember Photosynth and similar.  If you take a wrap around picture of something, you can create credible 3D images.  May or may not be relevant.

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