Last week while talking to a fellow member we discussed the need for
ever-wider lenses. One of the areas where I have worked, both as a
photographer and a computer scientist, is the creation of
panoramas. Panoramas are the limit for the wide-angle photographer,
because in one photo it is possible views that are wider than what any
lens can shoot.
There is, however, another area in which panorama making helps
photographers, and that is the creation of ultraresolution photos. The
idea is the same: you take photos with a longer lens than the one
required for the desired field of view, and, by combining the shots
together (into what is called a mosaic) you achieve a higher pixel
density than you would otherwise.
I am going to teach a 3hrs workshop for those interested in these
techniques. To continue the spirit of this Meetup it is going to be
free. Because it it is really hands on, I will restrict the number of
participants to 6-8. Here are the details:
- This is not a workshop for beginners in photography. I would define
it as medium expertise: you need to know how to control the camera
in manual settings.
- You need to have a camera that can be set to manual in both exposure
(think M-mode) and white-balance.
- You mus have at least one fixed lens or a fish-eye lens (no zooms).
- You must have a tripod
- You must have a laptop you can bring to the meetup and where you can
install software (hugin, which is free software).
The meetup is scheduled on May 31 at 5:30, and it is
likely going to be at the University. We will spend 30 minutes in the
classroom, then go out to take some photos and then back to a
classroom to create the mosaics.