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Since I mentioned I was working hard on developing a special very wide angle rectilinear stitching technique, I thought I'd post one that I completed today. The original is a 130 meg 8 bit image so it is very detailed. This really has nothing to do with any particular camera or lens. I didn't use any supplementary lighting in this case. I don't mind the windows washing out as it looks out onto construction. I'll probably retouch them a little if the client likes the shot. They can always crop a little if it is too wide.

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An interesting and impressive result although the coffee table in the foreground is not behaving itself.



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An interesting and impressive result although the coffee table in the foreground is not behaving itself.




Yes there are a lot of issues with foreground and edge objects. I am really pushing the limits and trying to get a balance between decent perspective and my client's desire to show everything. So I may need to get a custom made coffee table for this one. I'll probably just do more retouching.


I am still working on trying to understand what to do and what will work. Here is one that I stretched vertically and cropped. Along with the original segment.


I am really wondering if I am totally crazy trying to do this as it is so time consuming none of my current clients will be able to afford it. (Maybe I can find some new rich ones.)

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Anyone interested in spending a week on the finer points of architectural and interior photography is invited to a workshop I'll be giving February 16-20, 2009 at the Palm Beach Photographic workshops.


Palm Beach Photographic Centre - Homepage


They haven't yet posted the 2009 schedule.


Architectural Photography

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Jeffrey’s work has been featured in magazines such Architectural

Record and Interior Design in addition to several books. He now

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Jeffrey Totaro Photographer



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I know I'm late to the discussion but returning to lenses, when lightness or load is a factor I always dispense with my 28 and 35 and only take my 24/2.8. The resolution and sharpness of that lens is soo good that I can easily crop and still retain detail.


Unlike Sean, I can't justify a DSLR with T/S lens but I have found that over time I've developed a sense of framing with the plan to correct verticals in CS3. I always leave plenty of room at the top and bottom of my pictures to compensate for the 'squashing' effect when adjusting scale. That's again where the 24 is very useful.


Good luck and I hope you will post the results.


Mmmmm, I do so like that WATE shot.... darn, wish I could afford one of those!




Whats the problem about the WATE price - I think it is a fair price Go for it - much better than stocks or any other of these financial shark offers from wall street. It will keep its vaue - so you just need to actually expense the interest.

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