Graeme Davidson

Lives in United Kingdom Scotland, United Kingdom
Works as a ICT Analyst
Joined on Jan 9, 2006

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I've been captivated creating 360s for some time now but the time and effort to do it well with a DSLR has made the process far from a spur of the moment capture. The Theta caught my attention but the loss of resolution I was accustomed to far outweighed the convenience of capturing the shot. However it still offers a lot of novelty value and serves as a taster of things to come.

In my pursuit of fresh views, I've taken to aerial 360s which are even tougher than ground based 360s but I suspect safer and easier methods of taking 360s will be developed.

If anyone is interested in an example, here is an interactive "streetview style" one on Google Maps that can also be viewed with Google Cardboard in Google's streetview app for iOS etc.

https://goo.gl/maps/jEkh3AKA5yG2

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 16:53 UTC as 3rd comment

Fascinating insight. Also serves to remind us of how Photoshop's tools were rooted in the darkroom and opened up opportunity for a greater audience to experiment and explore without all the burdens of chemicals and the darkroom environment to impede the creative process.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 12:20 UTC as 62nd comment
On photo Camperdown House in the Abstract Photo - Architecture challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you Jonathan. I do a lot of 360 work and enjoy exploring the artistic possibilities that stereographic projection can present.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 06:31 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Looking Up in the Abstract Photo - Architecture challenge (4 comments in total)

Excellent entry - congratulations on 1st place!

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 06:21 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Old Tree Trunk in the Old Tree Trunks. challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

watmough: Can't believe this isn't higher.

Thank you for your encouraging feedback - I thought it would have done better too but evidently it's not to everyone's liking!

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 00:32 UTC
On photo House of Dun Stereographic projection in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

stephenbgood: I love this shot, what lens did you use to get this picture and can you tell me how you did this shot. thanks

If you wish, you can see my other stereographic works at https://www.flickr.com/photos/gdavidson/sets/72157640718573244/

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 17:11 UTC
On photo House of Dun Stereographic projection in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

karamathj: nice

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 17:05 UTC
On photo House of Dun Stereographic projection in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

stephenbgood: I love this shot, what lens did you use to get this picture and can you tell me how you did this shot. thanks

Glad you liked it! It's quite a complex process - the lens was 14mm and 21 overlapping shots were taken to encompass a complete 360 degree view vertically and horizontally. These were then stitched together and a projection method called stereographic or little planet projection used to convert the 360 degree view to a 2 dimensional representation. Keeping tripod, and my shadow out of the final image is tricky! See if you can spot the coin on top of the hedge in the foreground - that's my marker for the centre axis of the tripod :)

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 17:04 UTC
On photo Aldbar Chapel in the Cemetery challenge (1 comment in total)

Thank you everyone!

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 15:13 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Fire in the Fire challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

Graeme Davidson: Thank you! Many great entries in the competition - well done everyone!

Thank you DrummerJim! Sadly, in the early hours, fire broke out in a boat builder's premises in a fishing village called Johnshaven on the North East coast of Scotland. It was formerly a chapel. Thankfully nobody was hurt.

It was shot handheld with a Nikon D3 and a 70-200

P.S. By force of habit, I incorrectly selected D800 when uploading the image.

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Graeme

Link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:43 UTC
On photo Fire in the Fire challenge (3 comments in total)

Thank you! Many great entries in the competition - well done everyone!

Link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 07:13 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On photo Spitfire - The Red Lichtie in the Black & White Image (free subject) challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you cjf2!

Link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 18:21 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Red Kite Apogee in the Mid-flight challenge (8 comments in total)

Very nice - well done!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 11:16 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Ecclesgreig House in the Black & White Residential Building challenge (1 comment in total)

Thank you everyone! Great to see the various styles of architecture in the challenge.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 08:20 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Valve Amplifier in the Circuit Boards Run Our Lives challenge (1 comment in total)

Thank you everyone!

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 21:26 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Ecclesgreig Castle Planet in the Small Planet challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you babalu! I thought the grass looked like a tennis ball too.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 18:10 UTC as 1st comment

I've not tried the software for myself but I find the reported removal of U-Point etc very worrying. Another concern for heavy NX2 users like myself is the ability to open NX2 edited files in the future. Should NX2 become unsupported over time and it is found not to work with a future OS, all the editing work in NX2 could be lost, albeit we will likely still see the unedited RAW.

Of course, I could convert all my valuable NX2 pieces to TIFF but it turns space efficient 40MB-50MB D800 NEF files into 220MB+ monsters.

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Graeme

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 08:08 UTC as 72nd comment
On photo Stormy Seas before Sunset in the Rough Sea challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you Daniel!

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 20:13 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Roker_Sunderland_UK in the Rough Sea challenge (7 comments in total)

Well done! Would love to spend some time there with a camera on a stormy day.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 09:36 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Moonrise at Scurdie Ness in the Challenge of Challenges 2011 challenge (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

nchatzitou: Right Shot in the Right Time . One of the best of Challenge. Congrats !!!!

Thank you for your very kind comment, nchatzitou!

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2012 at 20:30 UTC
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