and Virtual Tour Design
A picture is worth more than thousand words but what about a panorama? Value by yourself - with a virtual tour you can present your facilities in a more detailed and more impressive way!
Panoramic photography is a technique of photography, using specialized panorama head, that captures images with elongated fields of view. It is sometimes known as wide format photography. The term has also been applied to a photograph that is cropped to a relatively wide aspect ratio. While there is no formal division between "wide-angle" and "panoramic" photography, "wide-angle" normally refers to a type of lens, but using this lens type does not necessarily make an image a panorama. An image made with an ultra wide-angle fisheye lens covering the normal film frame of 1:1.33 is not automatically considered to be a panorama. An image showing a field of view approximating, or greater than, that of the human eye - about 160° by 75° - may be termed panoramic. This generally means it has an aspect ratio of 2:1 or larger, the image being at least twice as wide as it is high.
I'm able to create a full 360° to 180° panorama picture in a maximum resolution of 120 mega pixels, and present the panorama in different virtual tours. For this purpose I'm using professional programs like Stitcher Unlimeted, PT GUI, Pano2VR and Adobe Photoshop. I'm using a Canon 5D Mark II with a resolution of 21.1 megapixels, and a special tripod panorama head from Manfrotto.
HDRi is a set of methods used in imaging and photography to allow a greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging methods or photographic methods. HDR images can represent more accurately the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, from direct sunlight to faint starlight, and is often captured by way of a plurality of differently exposed pictures of the same subject matter.
HDRi is a range of methods to provide higher dynamic range from the imaging process. Non-HDRi cameras take pictures at one exposure level with a limited contrast range. This results in the loss of detail in bright or dark areas of a picture, depending on whether the camera had a low or high exposure setting.
Video how I do a panorama picture
In this footage I'll show you, the process how I do panorama picture. I start from the begin when I open my backpack until I turn around with my camera 3 times to make a full spherical picture.
Virtual Tours Overview
At the moment there are 200 panoramas in 17 virtual tours online.
My Panorama Equipment
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- 21.1 megapixels full-frame CMOS sensor for high resolution images of superb quality and details
- Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Tripod with special Panoramahead:
- Manfrotto 190XPro B
- Manfrotto Nivelliersockel 338
- Manfrotto Multi Row Panoramahead 303SPH
Panoramas Tours in HTML5 for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Modern web browser including interactive map e.g. Google Maps and/or in Flash with multiresolution.
Enhance your presentation with panoramas in a virtual tour of your location, in order to present your facility in a much more detailed and more exciting way.
Print your panorama with a max. resolution of 120 mega pixel. Present your panorama in your lobby or office in a nice frame impress your clients. With 120 Mega Pixel you're capable of printing in 4 x 2 meters with 100 dpi, which is quite enough for a picture of this size.
Supplement your panoramas with a picture gallery. The size, orientation and number of images can be adjusted as desired. Virtual tours can contain multiple galleries.
So-called hotspots can be installed in your panoramas. Thus, it is possible to link several adjacent rooms together or open a website.
Audio, Video & Multimedia
Flash applications, pictures, music and video can be integrated (eg your company logo, a video on the TV, sound from the stereo system or background music).
If required in your 360 degree panorama, the nadir image can be used as a hotspot, link or your company logo.
A floor plan navigation provides an overview of the existing views. This provides a simple and intuitive navigation through several rooms. I use your existing floor plans or create them on your request.
The integration of a Google Map in your panoramas is also possible. The radar shows the current angle of view of the panorama and also serves as a navigator. To chang the panorama picture simply click on a hotspots on the map.
Panorama Photography Features:
- Shooting panoramas at your location
- Shooting detail pictures
- Panorama tour including Google Maps in HTML5
- Panorama tour in Flash in Multiresolution
- Custom navigation design including CI
How It Works
Firstly, get a free consultation to create a clear plan of your project. Afterwards,
- I will shoot panoramas at your location
- You will pay a deposit of 35 percent.
- I will create your panoramas including your tour
- You will be able to see your panorama tour on my website
- If you are perfectly satisfied, you will pay another deposit of 35 percent
- I will send a DVD with your project by mail or you can download your files on my website
- You will be 100 percent satisfied and make the final payment