When you visit the West Baden Springs Hotel (West Baden, Indiana) you will find that the atrium is simply breath taking. Especially when you consider that the hotel was constructed in 1902 and is now an American National Historic Landmark. This panoramic view is a sight to see.
So how do you capture all that when you don’t own a fish eye lens? One way to capture this is by using a technique called image stitching or photo stitching. This is a process of combining multiple images together to produce one panoramic image.
To do this correctly you will need to take several images with overlapping areas at a constant exposure setting. I find using a tripod the simplest way to produce several overlapping good quality images. On my walk on this day I left my tripod at the hotel. I stood at the entrance of the atrium and took 3 photos from the same spot, while keeping my feet planted and rotated my body only.
To stitch the photos together best to you a computer program in my case I used Photoshop.
To find out more about how to do stitch photography click here
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