See the world
Just a bit wider.
Panoramas are one of my favorite types of images to create. By combining multiple overlapped images, you can capture mind numbing resolution while giving the viewer a unique perspective on the world. Begging to be printed large, most of these images have never made it to social media as small displays really do these no justice. If you’re not viewing these on your desktop, be sure to turn your phone to get the most out of this portfolio.
Typically shot as multiple overlapping frames with longer focal ranges
(24mm-70mm) panoramas are stitched together to create massive images
that can be printed larger than your house. are great for printing big
The Aspect Ratio of 3:1 is a very wide perspective that only suits certain scenes, but when done well can really tell a story. Really only meant to be experienced large 3:1 Panoramas fit well over large sofas in rooms with lower ceilings.
When the composition is a bit taller or close to the viewer, 2:1 Panoramas are a great way to capture a scene while still giving people that IMAX feeling. These really work well as 3 piece large format print and fit in all sorts of spaces well.
Single Exposure Wide Format
Sometimes shooting conditions and subject prevent you from being able to capture a clean panorama set, but the composition suits a panoramic aspect ratio like 3:1 or 2:1. Quickly moving water or clouds, reflections, people, anything moving really, can make stitching a real pain and sometimes impossible (trust me I’ve burned plenty of 5 shot exposure brackets to only find out that WAVES MOVE and therefore you cannot stitch said epic shot from Shi Shi Beach….)
That’s when high megapixel cameras and ultra-wide angle lenses are your friend! With the proper composition and processing, you can crop these images and still print big!
I still call them “Panos” so fight me, haha…
This was captured nearly on the ground just as the morning sun peeked through to create a wonderful sunburst. Not long after this shot, the place was crawling with iPhone wielding tourists, so I moved on to exploring the rest of the Redwoods National Park (See more)
Next up is a spectacular panorama of downtown Portland, OR.
We’re super lucky in Portland when it comes to sunsets. The East Bank Esplanade and other trail systems allow for an unobstructed view of downtown PDX and Forest Park. I’ve been lucky to call Portland my home since 2007 and am still blown away at the sunsets we get! If you want to see other Portland Photos check out.
The Marin Headlands, what can I say? To have lived here in the 60s must have been something else. The landscape is surprisingly rugged, just miles outside of downtown San Francisco. And the weather, when it hits… it’s just pure insanity!
Before I shot this 5-shot panorama, I spent the day earlier chasing fog up around Mount Tamalpais and exploring the Doctor Seuss like hillsides in awe. Of course, I ended up literally sprinting to this point to catch the last bit of light on the horizon, as it disappeared only minutes later and the notorious marine layer arrived.
This “Pano” was captured on a groggy morning with a couple of buds I made on Nick Page workshops who both live in the bay area. Soon after this image, I got schooled on in city drone flight just days after getting a Mavic Pro 2. Derp. This was the extent of the color we got, but I really enjoyed the contrast of the bridge still lit against the lavender hues of the sunrise.
Check out the entire gallery
Soaring with Dinosaurs over the Nā Pali Coast (Kauai, HI)
A Moody McCloud Falls in Mount Shasta Wilderness (CA)
Sunset over The Marin Headlands (CA)
The Matterhorn of Big Sur (CA)
The Emerald Throne (Seattle, WA)
Reflections at Lake Tahklahk at Sunset, Mount Adams Wilderness (WA)
Battery Sunrise over the Golden Gate Bridge CA)