(close) Encounters Part 7 < 360° < 309w

by bob on May 10, 2011

in (HDRI) Panorama portraits, 360

Ron & Nathalie

This panorama is part of a bigger series (this is Part 7) 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.

This HDRI panorama portrait is one of a two Dutch Artists.

For about 10 years passing by their gallery/ workplace….. then an article was published in the local newspaper the Scheveningsche Courant on 17 november 2010.

The Dutch article online or translated with Google here. Scanned Dutch version see here.

so thought it would be time to make contact and ask if I may take a HDRI panorama portret of the artists Ron & Nathalie. Finally the panorama was made on 28 january 2011.
Bytheway did the color correction instinctively so hope its not that bad looking (combinated a PTGUI Pro tonemap with a HDRExpose tonemap etc)

Beneath you can see the spherical panorama and here is a VR version.

We also were invited to their 10 years anniversary party…. we had a great night… (beside the fact that my Canon G12 “died” in the toilet – do not ask how it happend hehe ). Beneath some images of that party… and the last image is the last image that could be shot right after the toilet “dive”

Big thanks Ron & Nathalie!!

Oh and here you can visit their website.

ps hope that the pano is looking ok on your computer screen, find color correction still a bit difficult so did the correction in a kind of “autodidacticaly modus”

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
(close) Encounters Part 5
(close) Encounters Part 6
(close) Encounters Part 7 – see above
(close) Encounters Part 8
(close) Encounters Part 9
(close) Encounters Part 10
(close) Encounters Part 11
(close) Encounters Part 12