Original first posting of this article was 28 June 2013
About the ( close ) Encounters project
This is a ongoing *) project that started about 2009 and is called the ( close ) Encounters.
The HDR ( High Dynamic Range ) portrait panorama’s are made out of 63 pictures (minimal 9 exposures per angle, 7 angles so 63 images are used to make a HDR portrait 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.
More background about this project please see here.
*) this is a non - commercial project
( close ) Encounters project - Part 11 - Ilja Walraven
This HDR panorama portrait is about a Dutch Artist Ilja Walraven
First just show the HDR panorama. Below those you can find some more info how this project started and other background notes.
when clicking on view 360°/VR another browser window opens so if nothing happens check the Block Popup window.
How the project started
Ilja helped me with another project and in exchange of his help promised to record a HDR panorama of him in his atelier ( The Haque, the Netherlands ) where he normally works. We had to skip the shoot several times because we wanted the ideal situation: a nice sunny day. As you can see in the panorama below his work place has a beautiful glass rooftop. The lighting conditions during the shoot were just perfect, absolutely worth waiting for. The HDR Panorama Portrait recording took place on 6 June 2013 in his atelier.
During the shoot positioned Ilja on the spot I thought it would be the best.. he just listened and followed my “orders”. Then in the evening when checking the source files noted the weird shadow in front of his feed! Caused by a symbol painted on the rooftop glass
Asked him directly if that shadow was painted deliberate for the shooting…. he said yes!
Have the idea he not needed to ask me to stand on another location because it was exactly the right spot… just like he planned. Really like this extra “feature” specially because he did not told me about it during the shoot.
Below some close ups:
ps made the shadow symbol before is feet some darker so you can see it better.
About the symbol
You may wonder what that symbol means. It was designed as part of an installation in a greenhouse. No more words to keep it short.
ps both images are from Ilja’s photo archive
Big thanks to Ilja Walraven!
Last update 25 October 2020:
Next HDR panorama portrait adventure is not known yet. For sure there will popup a new one somewhere in the future.
Other Editions ( close ) Encounters
Not had the time to put all older ( close ) Encounters back online. Below you can see all HDR panorama portrait 's that are currently online. The rest will appear later.
( 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
( close ) Encounters Part 8
( close ) Encounters Part 9
( close ) Encounters Part 10
( close ) Encounters Part 11
( close ) Encounters Part 13
( close ) Encounters Part 14
( close ) Encounters Part 15
( close ) Encounters Part 16