The complete Dutch Skies 360° XL (19k HDR) Session Preview Catalog

The complete Dutch Skies 360° XL (19k HDR) Session Preview Catalog

The Dutch skies 360° ( XL ) HDR’s are being used worldwide in movies, VFX, Games, 3D, VR, Architecture, Advertisement etc. projects. Examples usage can be seen on the website.

This catalog contains previews of all the Dutch skies 360° XL (19k HDR) skies captured the last couple of years. The recordings are made with a Nikon D800 + 16 mm + 360Precision Absolute panorama head. Still new skies will be recorder. Until now never showed unreleased XL skies before.

To download the complete Dutch Skies 360° XL (19k HDR) Session Preview Catalog (+/- 50 Mb) click here or on the image below:

The Edition date on the cover of this catalog shows the last added sky recording date (in this case 20170121 )

Right after a shoot the procedure here is a) sorting, b) making preview renders with PTGUi pro and c) backing up to Blue Ray.

Not all skies shown in this catalog will eventually appear in the online shop.

The catalog contains also links plus direct order links to already published free and commercial Dutch skies 360° ( XL ) HDR’s and links to the official catalog: Dutch skies 360° XL (19k HDR) DS360XL_Extra_Large_Catalogus.pdf

Important (technical) info

• The previews are quickly rendered from one exposure.
• No color correction yet (always shoot a color card regarding the DS360XL skies)
• WB can be some different then the final versions
• The cloud formation in previews may be a bit different in the final sky due to masking methods etc.
• No bird or any other retouch has been done yet
• The naming convention of the images can vary a bit
• It’s possible (but happens not often) a sky is un-stitchable.


Shooting HDR skies is easier then processing them. Lots of steps need to be done. Recording one HDR Sky is about 1 minute. Processing can take several days. Hope to speed up production after the summer of. For sure processing these skies will keep me busy for several years!

Unclipped Sun info

Currently, only the free HDR’s (DF360_006 and DF360_013) have Unclipped sun versions. The plan is to have all products in the online store upgraded in 2017 to have Unclipped Sun versions. These upgrades will be free for current license holders of the specific products. If you want to stay update, please consider to join the social media pages or join the newsletter on the official Dutch Skies 360° website.