Monday, April 18, 2005

Tips for taking cellphone-camera panorama photos

An electronic zine called "Digital Photography Hacks" has an excellent article up right now, leading amateur photographers step-by-step through the process of creating panoramic photos with their cellphone cameras. The first half of the article gives some great tips on how to actually shoot the component parts (including ways to move your physical body so that it duplicates the actions of a tripod); the second half is an overview of the various "stitching" programs that exist (that is, programs that take all these component photos and stitch them into the final panorama), although you should be aware that you can easily do it manually in Photoshop yourself as well. (Thanks, surprisingly enough, to MAKE magazine for pointing this out. Oh, and here's a page of cellphone panoramic shots I myself took last autumn, during a trip to Germany and Amsterdam.)