What is Panorama?
Derived from the Greek word pan-horama meaning ‘all view’, Panorama or Pan is the unobstructed unbroken and wide-angle view of physical space. It can be in the form of images, film, painting or seismic images.
What is the history of Panaroma?
This term was first introduced in the 18 century by Robert Baker, an Irish painter, to describe his paintings of Edinburg and London. This type of filming/shooting provides a bird’s eye view perspective to the observers. It is the term from which the motion picture term ‘panning’ is derived.
How to achieve Panaromic shots?
Some of the devices already have the Pan option built in. In other cases, a set of images are put together to form a panorama. Mostly used in geographical or landscape representation, this kind of 360-degree angle is usually found in theme parks, world’s fair and museums.
Types of Panaroma
1. Cylindrical: This includes an inner cylinder wherein the camera is held still and rotated 360-degrees in a traditional camera this image is end to end. Outer cylinder with the subject being fixed and photos being from all angles of the subject. Placed from end to end, viewers while viewing should be standing outwards.
2. Spherical: This also has 2 types the outer sphere and the inner sphere. In the inner sphere, photos are clicked from left, right, up and down and then a stitched together into a ball inwards or by using the fisheye lens to click many photos together and piece them back together through the use of special software. This kind of images can only be viewed on a computer.
3. Planar: These types of images cannot be clicked at one time. For example, if you want to take the picture of a monument, you will have to try and take multiple pictures and make sure that they are from the same distance. You will then have to stitch these multiple images together to form a panoramic image.