Panoramic Photography is becoming more popular as the tools to take and publish photospheres become easier to use and more readily available. However, not all photospheres are good quality.
This course will provide you with industry standard expertise in purchasing equipment, acquiring, processing and stitching panoramic images, and publishing them to the web, iBooks, and Google Maps.
I will walk you through the process that I use to create high quality panoramic images using a DSLR camera, an iris 360 and Theta S camera. In order to take full advantage of this course you will need to have access to the required equipment and software which I will carefully outline.
In this video we will review the equipment and software you will need to become a professional panoramic photographer.
In this video you will learn the proper way to setup the camera, tripod and VR arm.
In this video, you will learn how to shoot images for the 7 shot, 18 shot and 21 shot methods.
In this video I will demonstrate my process for organizing photos after a photo shoot.
In this video we demonstrate how to setup and use the iris 360 panoramic camera in three different modes. We also look at using a nadir patch to cover the bottom ion the panorama.
Overview of image processing.
In this video students will learn to create HDR images from RAW photos.
In this video we will learn to process RAW images to TIF 16 bit iamges to HDR images.
In this panorama we did not bracket shoot our iamges so we show cover TIF from the RAW files.
In this video we show the steps to remove a tripod from the down shot using Photoshop.
In this video we learn how to save time by creating a photoshop action for removing the tripod.
In this video we review the process to remove a ghost from an HDR image.
Conclusion for this lesson.
Overview of the stitching unit
In this video I will demonstrate how to stitch together 6 images using Auto Pano Giga.
In this video I will demonstrate how to stitch together 5 images using Auto Pano Giga.
In this video I will demonstrate how to batch process images using PT Gui.
THis is the wrap up conclusion for this unit.
In this video we will learn how to upload one of your panoramas to Google Maps
In this video, we will create a full screen tour using panoramas from google maps inside our own html page. This is a great way to share a collection of panoramas on your website.
In this video I will show you the finished result of a single node tour.
In this video I will create a basic tour without frills.
In this video, I will alter the project settings.
In this video, I will alter the image settings.
In this video we will make changes to the Style tab in Pano Tour Pro
In this video we will create a single node tour using a second software package. This will enable you to make an informed decision when you purchase your software.
In this video we show you how to add a map using Pano2VR.
This course was built with version 2.3 of Pano Tour pro by Kolor. Version 2.5 then came out with stereoscopic capabilities for phones. I use mine with Google Cardboard viewer $15.00 and it is amazing. It's fun to watch the expression on peoples faces as they experience a stereoscopic image for the first time.
To enable VR mode on your panoramas, make sure you have Pano Tour Pro 2.5 (not pano tour). Its a free upgrade from Pano Tour Pro 2.X.
Built either a single node tour or multi node tour (covered in this course).
When you get to the "Style" tab add "Controls" from the Plugins library (also covered in this course).
Make sure the "Enter VR mode: is checked in the "Available Controls" section. (this is a new step)
See the attached PDF for directions on this.
Publish your tour as normal in the "Build" tab.
You now have a stereoscopic panorama.
In this video I will review publishing a three node tour.
In this video, I will walk you through using Photoshp to create the popups used in our tours.
In this video I will fine tune my tour of the Russian room.
In this video, I will add popups to the project.
In this video, I will comlete the rest of the popups
In this video, I will add a floor plan to the project.
In this video, I will add popups to the tour.
In this video, I will test my work on mobile devices
In this video we will review this unit.
In this video we alter the about information of our tour.
In this video we alter the CSS and complete the tour.
In this video students will learn to photograph an object.
Paul received his master's degree from Utah State University in Instructional Technology and worked as a civilian for the United States Air Force doing interactive computer-based firefighter training. He and his family then moved to Provo, Utah where he worked at Brigham Young University for five years in the Instructional Technology Center. While there, he was involved in authoring multimedia, digitizing video, training faculty in instructional technology. He then moved with his family to Buena Vista, VA where he joined the faculty at Southern Virginia University. While there he taught digital media courses. Ten years later he returned to Utah where he is now an Assistant Professor at Utah Valley University teaching courses in their Digital Media department in the Internet and Web Technologies degree.