Corinna Jacobs
Springer, Berlin
ISBN: 3540211403
Hardcover, 248 Pages
EUR 53,45
Panoramas have a captivating effect, whether integrated in a personal homepage or professionally used in architecture, in museums or in company or product presentations. Written in a comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand format, this book details all of the necessary steps involved in panoramic photography: from the production of digital and analog picture sequences, "stitching" using software tools (like REALVIZ Stitcher, VR Worx and PanoTools), all the way to publishing interactive panoramas on the Web (e. g. , using QuickTime VR, PTViewer, VRML and iPIX). The book introduces the production of cylindrical and spherical panoramas, as well as object movies and explains how to link individual panoramas to virtual tours. Regardless if you use a panoramic camera, a fisheye lens or the single row or multi-row technique: this book offers practical tips and tricks for every alternative. Tables with detailed comparisons of the individual techniques help decide on the appropriate method for specific goals.
Bertrand Bodi
O'Reilly Media
ISBN: 0596009755
Paperback, 96 Pages
EUR 17,50
In this full-color Designer's Notebook, eight expert French photographers reveal their secrets in using Photoshop and a collection of dedicated applications to create extraordinary panoramic photos - including some amazing 360-degree images. For anyone involved with digital imagery or animation, this groundbreaking volume demonstrates a new way of thinking about what's possible and what's required to produce these images. Originally published in France, Assembling Panoramic Photos: A Designer's Notebook is available in English for the first time. Part art book, part how-to guide, this stunning work takes you right into the studio and sits you down next to renowned digital artists as they advance step-by-step toward their final images. The showcased pieces are inspiring and avant-garde, and the techniques are instructive for a wide range of amateur and professional photographers, graphic designers, and digital artists. The artists featured in this Designer's Notebook show how they use Photoshop, Stitcher, PanaVue ImageAssembler, and other specialized tools to create high-quality panoramas and wide-angle images from a series of photos. They also show how to create virtual reality scenes with Apple's QuickTime VR in conjunction with leading-edge technologies that support 360-degree one-shot photos, cubic images, and 3D views of objects. The results are interactive, often startling, and bear the hallmark of each artist's original vision and skill. Reflecting the very best of French photography, graphic design and digital artistry, Assembling Panoramic Photos: A Designer's Notebook offers advanced Photoshop instruction that goes beyond opening this menu, or clicking that palette. You receive expert aesthetic guidance, from start to finish, with notes and views that reveal every step of the process. This book is a goldmine for any digital artist who wants to learn new Photoshop techniques and exploit them for maximum effect. At home on either your coffee table or desktop, the book itself is dazzling in concept and design.
Scott Kelby
New Riders Publishing
ISBN: 0321330625
Paperback, 459 Pages
EUR 37,95
Top seller updated for Adobe Photoshop CS2 shows the exact techniques, step by step, used by today's cutting-edge digital photographers.; Scott Kelby sells books: He's established himself as the name to trust among the Photoshop - and Mac - communities.; Digital photography is one of the fastest-growing tech markets and this book is a proven best-seller.; Coverage aimed squarely at those making the switch from traditional to digital photography. Are you ready for a Photoshop book that breaks all the rules? Updated for Adobe Photoshop CS2, this top-selling book breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers that's rare - it cuts through the bull and shows readers exactly "how to do it." It's not a bunch of theory; it doesn't challenge them to come up with their own settings or figure it out on their own. Instead, it shows readers, step-by-step, the exact techniques used by today's cutting-edge digital photographers and retouchers, and it does something that virtually no other Photoshop book has ever done - it tells you flat-out which settings to use, when to use them and why. A concise guide to "grip it and rip it" usage of digital technology, The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers is full-color, graphically rich, and contains project-based examples of every key step in the digital photography editing process. Readers will learn about color correction and digital body-sculpting, how and why the pros edit in 16-bit, and the best practices for output and organization.
Nick Wood
HNA Books
ISBN: 0810946246
Hardcover, 160 Pages
EUR 21,90
Wood's panoramic photographs of New York City skylines, subway stations, bridges and landscapes may disorient readers at first, but ultimately this collection should impress them. A London-based photographer, Wood presents 100 full-color photos depicting dizzying views of various Big Apple landmarks. Some scenes work better than others. For example, the shot of the 60-year-old Empire Diner, which reveals a chrome counter, barstools, tables, windows and even the outside patio-all in one long photograph-seems warped, as if Wood twisted the restaurant's interior to make it fit inside the photo. Other scenes are easier to grasp, such as the panorama of Madison Square Park, which shows the sanctuary's wide paths and park benches and captures the Empire State Building in the distance. The four-panel centerfold is breathtaking. Taken from an East Midtown rooftop, it shows the city at dusk, with the sun setting behind the Hudson River and the moon rising up over Brooklyn. For New York natives and tourists alike, Wood presents a fresh, intriguing view of the city.
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Nick Wood
HNA Books
ISBN: 0810956152
Hardcover, 160 Pages
EUR 21,90
Using a digital camera, an electronic tripod, and digital imaging technology, photographer Nick Wood has developed a new way to photograph landscapes and cityscapes, placing the viewer in the center of dramatic 360º panoramas. In 360º Paris, the follow-up to 360º New York and 360º London, Wood uses this revolutionary process to shed new light on one of the world's most beautiful cities. Including images of well-known landmarks seen with fresh eyes (Notre-Dame, the Louvre, the Champs-Elysées), as well as the singular and distinctive locales visitors love to discover (the home of Godiva chocolates, a market for exotic birds, the "Paris Plage" along the banks of the Seine), 360º Paris is the perfect souvenir of the City of Light. The accompanying CD-ROM includes all of the photographs as QuickTime movies.
Mark Denton
Constable and Robinson
ISBN: 1845292731
Hardcover, 192 Pages
EUR 32,90
This work is a unique introduction to London's spectacular architecture and heritage. Shot entirely with a classic panoramic camera, Denton's distinctive photography reveals some of the finest ever wide views of London, including cityscapes from vantage points never before accessed. The majority of the images are taken at the magic hours of dusk and dawn, offering richly saturated new interpretations of the city's most recognizable landmarks. Painstakingly waiting for the perfect light and weather conditions, Denton adds an entirely new vision to existing photography of London. Among the extraordinary views included are the high-level vistas from the Goldfinger buildings, from Tower 42, from the uppermost supports of Tower Bridge, from the London Eye and Wembley Arch, as well as breathtaking new views of London's famous parks and open spaces. London is where the historic past and a vibrant present come alive. Its blend of history and rich architecture ensure its must-see status around the world. This magnificent volume puts the city in an entirely new perspective.
Thomas D. Mangelsen
Channel Photographics
ISBN: 0977467252
Hardcover, 176 Pages
EUR 64,90
The latest, lavish photographic book by the master of the medium. Culminating over 20 years of panoramic work in a single large format book, this encompasses Earth’s iconic wild places while exposing some of the lesser-known landscapes of our planet. The photographs span six continents and range from the northern- to the southernmost extremes of the Earth, capturing a range of wonders -- the wildebeest migration of the Serengeti, to polar bears on the stark landscape of Hudson Bay. Mangelsen’s images capture both an intimate and far-reaching look into the natural world that has inspired artists and adventurers for centuries.
 American Photo, 2005
Christof Sonderegger, Patrick Werschler
AT-Verlag, Aarau
ISBN: 3855025967
Gebundene Ausgabe, 96 Seiten
EUR 12,90
Ein Souvenirbuch mit 46 herrlichen, farbigen Panoramaaufnahmen der schönsten Ansichten der Schweiz, mit kurzen Texten in Englisch, Französisch, Japanisch und Deutsch. Viel Schweiz, viel Bild, für wenig Geld! Das ideale Erinngerungsbuch und Geschenk.
Hans Conrad Escher von der Linth
Verlag Baeschlin, Glarus
ISBN: 3855461201
Gebundene Ausgabe, 452 S. mit über 1063 (420 farb.) Abbildungen
mit CD-Rom
EUR 238,-
Die umfassendste Darstellung der Schweiz und des Alpenraumes aus der Zeit zwischen 1780-1820 stammt vom Züricher Staatsmann und Wissenschaftler Hans Conrad Escher von der Linth: Er hinterliess 1062 Zeichnungen, Ansichten Panoramen und Karten. Die Stiftung veröffentlichte diese umfassende Publikation in Form eines Bildbandes und einer CD (Primärquellen) von Eschers Hand von 3272 Dokumentenseiten.
Der Zürcher Staatsmann und Philantrop Hans Conrad Escher ging für sein Lebenswerk der Linth Korrektur in die Geschichte ein. Für dieses menschenfreundliche Wirken wurde er als einziger Schweizer mit dem Namensprädikat "von der Linth" geehrt. Escher war aber auch ein begnadeter Zeichner und schuf in den Jahren 1780 bis 1822 das erste ganzheitliche Bild der Alpen in über 1000 Ansichten, Panoramen und Karten. Seine Zeichnungen sind ein einzigartiges geschichtliches Dokument und eine Symbiose von wissenschaftlichem Inhalt mit künstlerischer Ausdruckskraft.
Stephan Oettermann
Zone Books
ISBN: 0942299833
Hardcover, 420 Pages
EUR 41,50
The significance of panorama painting in the 19th century is frequently cited in contemporary debates about visuality and the emergence of the modern spectator. Oetterman gives readers an informed sense of the structural and experiential reality of the panorama, and the many forms it took throughout Europe and North America. At the same time, he outlines the many ways in which these remarkable and often immense 360-degree images were part of a larger transformation of the status of the observer and of popular culture. Thus, the panorama is treated not only as a new kind of image but also as an architectural and informational component of the new urban spaces and media networks.
Eugen E. Hüsler
Bruckmann Verlag, München
ISBN: 3765441848
Gebundene Ausgabe, 136 Seiten
EUR 39,90
Mit dem Aufbruch der Touristen in die Berge vor rund zweihundert Jahren entstand die Kunst, Panoramen ins höchst detaillierte Bild zu setzen: hundert Zacken, alle mit Namen und Höhenzahl aufs Papier gebannt, viel schöner als es jedes Foto könnte. Mehr als fünfzig dieser Ansichten aus allen Teilen der Alpen finden sich in diesem Buch. Eugen E. Hüsler schreibt dazu über die Entstehung und Technik des Panoramenzeichnens sowie über einige Künstler dieses Genres. Ein Buch, das (buchstäblich) den Horizont erweitert ...
Digitale Panoramen.
Tipps, Tricks und Techniken für die Panoramafotografie.
Corinna Jacobs
Springer Verlag, Berlin
ISBN: 3540003002
Gebundene Ausgabe, 200 Seiten
EUR 44,95
Faszinierend wirken digitale Panoramen überall: ob auf der privaten Homepage oder beim professionellen Einsatz in Bereichen wie virtuelle Museen, Firmen- oder Produktpräsentationen. Der Autorin gelingt eine umfassende und zugleich leicht verständliche Darstellung aller notwendigen Schritte bei der Panoramafotografie: von der Produktion digitaler und analoger Bildreihen über das Zusammensetzen (Stitchen) mit geeigneten Software-Tools bis hin zur Publikation interaktiver Panoramen im Internet. Das Buch führt in die Produktion zylindrischer und sphärischer Panoramen ein und erläutert die Verknüpfung einzelner Panoramen zu virtuellen Rundgängen. QuickTime VR, PTools, Java-Applets und iPIX, die wichtigsten Herstellungsverfahren, werden ebenfalls ausführlich vorgestellt. Unabhängig davon, ob die digitalen Bilder mit Fisheye-Objektiv, Multirow-Technik oder Panoramakamera geschossen werden, zu allen Alternativen bietet dieses Werk praktische Tipps und Kniffe. Detaillierte Vergleiche der einzelnen Techniken erleichtern die Auswahl des geeigneten Verfahrens für individuelle Ziele. So wird die Panoramafotografie zu einem besonderen Erlebnis und qualitativ hochwertige Ergebnisse sind die Folge. Für den Einsteiger empfiehlt sich dieses Werk, da zunächst die Grundlagen der Digitalfotografie anschaulich erklärt werden. Dem erfahrenen Fotografen oder Mediengestalter erschließen sich auch Spezialthemen wie die Objektfotografie zur Produktion von Objektmovies.
Katrin Eismann
New Riders Publishing
ISBN: 0735712794
Paperback, 544 Pages
EUR 52,38
If you’re a photographer, illustrator, designer, teacher, or simply enjoy working with Photoshop, this book will show you expert techniques for creating photo-realistic and creative composite images. Numerous real-world examples highlight expert strategies and techniques to create accurate masks that maintain the finest detail in hair, translucency, and even smoke. From working with layers and masks; to planning and photographing for compositing; to creating exceptional fine-art and commercial images – this full-color 550 page book guarantees to educate, inspire, and keep you up late at night as you create compelling images.