Monday, December 04, 2006

A wide angle lens for free

Don't despair if you find yourself in a situation where you can not step back far enough and you wish you bought that expensive wide angle lens. There is a very simple (and cheap) alternative. Take two or three photos and then stitch them together. These where taken with my pentax (so I could not use my "old faithful" olympus specific autopanorama program). So I used the demo version of autostitch program.

Close and strongly vertical or horizontal shapes (such as windows and door frames) will always be difficult for such software to match up exactly, because of parallax issues. So try to focus on subject that don't involve them (eg they are just there framing the image, or not part of the main subject and composition)

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