A COMPLETE TRAINING IN 5 HOURS !
Master all aspects of stitched panoramas! Arnaud Frich will show you the basics, and then techniques to create professional-quality panoramas using Autopano Pro. This training also applies to all professional stitching applications.
THE TRAINER, ARNAUd FRICH
Arnaud Frich is a professional photographer and trainer specialising in panoramic photography in all its forms. He has written several French and English books about this subject. His website at www.arnaudfrichphoto.com is also a mine of his experience.
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Video extract :
The extracts below are in low-definition, contrary to the DVD which disperses in full resolution (1024*768).
Introduction to panoramic photography
What is a panoramic photograph? • What is a stitched panorama?• Principles of stitched panoramas
Understanding projection types
The types of geometric projections •Geometric projections by stitching •Projections when tilting the camerawhat makes a good panorama?A closer look at overlapping areas
• Definition of the « entrance pupil » • Overlap HanDling yourpHotograpHic equipment Panoramic heads Locating the entrance pupil • Camera settings • Can you use a standard tripod head? • Two types of panoramic heads • The parts of a panoramic head• How to proceed if you don’t have a panoramic head? • Transporting camera
equipment • Setting up your tripod In the field...
Panoramic head settingsFraming • Measuring exposure time • Final tips • White balance • Taking the pictures •using tHe program
Stitch quality. What about optical faults? • RAW v JPG • Preparation of JPG images
Corrections before stitching
Chromatic aberration correction • Vignetting correction • Distortion correction • White balance and luminosity correction
• Importation, organisation
and saving photos
a stitcHing program:
Stitching programs on the market today • Program preferences • Autopano Pro’s interface • Help in Autopano Pro
First steps with Autopano Pro Opening and analysing a folder • Detection parameters • Detection and strong distortion • Editing a panorama
Aesthetic choices with panoramas
What type of geometric projection is desired?
• Planar projection • Cylinder and spherical projections
Autopano Pro’s tools
The control point editor • Reframing your panorama• Defining the center point of your panoramas • The horizon line
Geometric and tonal correction
Luminosity correction • Colour correction • Image rotation • The zoom tool• Correction of roll • The history tool
Rendering: output settings • Rendering: batch rendering and memory use • Night photos and blending modes
Recipes for improving your panoramas
Dealing with dynamic contrast
Retouching and finalising
Retouching images in Photoshop • Final retouching of a stitched panorama • Finishing an image for a specific use
An introduction to virtual tours • Some principles for creating virtual tours • Conclusion•
Language : English, translation Ben Vost
• Editor : Kolor
MINIMUM CONFIGURATION MAC/PC
• Compatible Win 2000/XP/Vista or MAC OS X
• Resolution : 1024x768
• Processor : 1,2 GHZ minimum
• DVD-ROM drive required
• Sound card required