Making Sagrada Familia Panoramas
So, armed with my automated Seitz Roundshot VR drive, camera and tripod, my assistant and I headed off to make panoramas in Gaudi’s great cathedral.
There are two panoramas in one HERE with marked viewpoints once you open it, one was shot from the side of the cathedral and the other from the middle, in front of the altar. The Roundshot was programed to shoot 25 frames of 8 per row in three rows with one shot directly up, we also programed it to shoot 3 bracketed exposures for each of the 25 different angles, thus 25 x 3 = 75 frames in total so that I could do some HDR in post-production.
I shot a few frames straight down of the floor to cover up the tripod later in Photoshop. If there is plenty of light I usually do this handheld but if there isn’t as in the case of the Sagrada Familia I have a small boom arm that I put the camera on and swing into the correct position.
The other two 360º VR panos that I shot in Las Ramblas and Parc Güell are HERE and HERE
Photographic Equipment used
- Canon EOS-5D Mk II
- Canon EF 20mm 2.8
- Seitz Roundshot VR drive