(close) Encounters Part 4 < 360° < 272w

by bob on January 23, 2010

in (HDRI) Panorama portraits, 360

This panorama is part of a bigger series (this is Part 4) that will be made in the future. Behind the scenes HDRI panorama portraits of people. More info about this project see at the bottom of this page. Not sure witch direction it will go.

These 2 HDRI panorama’s are self portraits portraits

Not sure if its wrong or not wrong but made two self portraits. Meet me A) here and B) here

A was taken on the same spot the Dutch Skies are taken all the time. B is the Scheveningen Fish harbor and will (probably) part of the Scheveningen360 project (and maybe not hehe)

In the Netherlands we do not have seen so much snow in a long time so could not resist taking some new pano’s. This time no hdr (although shot at both locations HDR version but probably never will use or publish them). Date that the the pano’s were shot: Harbour pano 20091220 at 09:16 & the other one was taken also on 20 december 2009 at 09:35)

Color correction & retouche by JP van der Burg

HDRI panorama portrait information:

This is a ongoing project and is called (close) Encounters.

The HDRI ( High Dynamic Range Images ) panorama portrait panorama’s are made out of 63 pictures (minimal 9 exposures per angle, 7 angles so 63 images are used to make a HDRI portret panorama.

That makes taking the image with some thrill — it could be ruined due to the fact that if the people are moving the portrait could fail. That idea makes it fascinating for me to do it, Its always exiting to shoot. Warn the customers in advance: “we will see in the final image who moved, so do not dare to move!” Until now (almost) everyone has listened very good in the portrait shoots from the last years.

After the shoot the most time consuming part starts: tonemapping, color correction & retouche. The actually shooting is done within 1 minute per pano, post production can take about 20 or 30 hours (or even more).

Update november 2015:

Last years the technical development of 360° camera’s (so no need to shoot in several angles but just push the button once) is going very quickly. More and more are entering the market and this is fantastic news. My special attention goes to the latest Lytro Immerge development. But have to be honest. For the (close) Encounters series not want to use such camera’s its just too easy. Its much more exciting if there is a bigger chance of failure. It reminds me also to the early days of (portrait) photography, can imagine the photographer shouted also “ please do not move”.

Previous Editions (close) Encounters

(close) Encounters Part 1
(close) Encounters Part 2
(close) Encounters Part 3
(close) Encounters Part 4 – see above
(close) Encounters Part 5
(close) Encounters Part 6
(close) Encounters Part 7
(close) Encounters Part 8
(close) Encounters Part 9
(close) Encounters Part 10
(close) Encounters Part 11
(close) Encounters Part 12
(close) Encounters Part 13