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O'Reilly Releases Assembling Panoramic Photos Training BookInspiration and instruction for creating spectacular panoramas (May 19, 2005)
O'Reilly Releases Assembling Panoramic Photos: A Designer's Notebook
This is the fourth book in the highly acclaimed Designers Notebook series from O'Reilly. While it's beautiful, colorful, and intriguing enough for the coffee table, "Assembling Panoramic Photos: A Designer's Notebook" will end up on the photographer's desktop with its uncompromising, in-depth coverage of specific digital montage techniques experts use to assemble panoramic photographs.
Successful panoramas deliver a true-to-life perspective and a magical appeal that simply isn't achievable with a rotating panoramic camera. In this notebook, step-by-step demonstrations take readers into the minds and studios of eight diverse photographers as they reveal their tips and secrets for using Adobe Photoshop and dedicated applications (Stitcher, Quicktime VR, and ImageAssembler) to assemble landscape, interior, and other stunning panoramic photos. In addition, the book includes detailed instruction for producing spherical panoramas and 3-D interactive panoramas for viewing on CDs and web pages.
Individual artists take readers through the entire creative process--from conception and original vision through to the finishing touches that polish an exquisite panoramic image. They list the exact hardware and software that make it happen and include seasoned advice, personal reflection, and creative insight as they guide readers through all aspects of assembling panoramic photos:
-Envisioning and planning a project
-Executing a photo shoot with foresight and efficiency
-Artfully assembling images, including superimposing and manipulating them
-Editing photos: cropping and correcting, optimizing and color adjusting, retouching, adding special effects, and more
Newly translated into English, "Assembling Panoramic Photos: A Designer's Notebook" is for anyone who enjoys pushing the limits of imagination with photography and digital imagery, and everyone ready to prove what one of the featured artist/photographers, Christophe Noel, promises: with digital imaging, "everything is possible." There's no better inspiration or education for exploring new and inventive techniques to create beautifully rendered panoramic photos.
For more information about the book, see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/assemblingadn/
Assembling Panoramic Photos: A Designer's Notebook
ISBN: 0-596-00975-5, 96 pages, $19.95 US, $27.95 CA
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