360 Panoramic Photography for Virtual Tours and Google Maps
Panoramic Photography is becoming more popular as the tools to take and publish photospheres become easier to use and more readily available. However, not all photospheres are good quality.
This course will provide you with industry standard expertise in purchasing equipment, acquiring, processing and stitching panoramic images, and publishing them to the web, iBooks, and Google Maps.
I will walk you through the process that I use to create high quality panoramic images using a DSLR camera, an iris 360 and Theta S camera. In order to take full advantage of this course you will need to have access to the required equipment and software which I will carefully outline.
Image Acquisition and Organization
In this video we will review the equipment and software you will need to become a professional panoramic photographer.
In this video you will learn the proper way to setup the camera, tripod and VR arm.
In this video, you will learn how to shoot images for the 7 shot, 18 shot and 21 shot methods.
In this video I will demonstrate my process for organizing photos after a photo shoot.
Image Processing and Tripod Removal
Overview of image processing.
In this video students will learn to create HDR images from RAW photos.
In this video we will learn to process RAW images to TIF 16 bit iamges to HDR images.
In this panorama we did not bracket shoot our iamges so we show cover TIF from the RAW files.
In this video we show the steps to remove a tripod from the down shot using Photoshop.
In this video we learn how to save time by creating a photoshop action for removing the tripod.
In this video we review the process to remove a ghost from an HDR image.
Conclusion for this lesson.
Stitching Photos into a Spherical Image
Overview of the stitching unit
Publish a Tour with Street View
In this video we will learn how to upload one of your panoramas to Google Maps
Publish a Single Node Tour
Introduction to the single node tour project.
In this video we will create a single node tour using Pano2VR
In this video we show you how to publish your panorama to a web server and then test it on phones.
Publish a Multi Node Tour with Popups
In this video I will review publishing a three node tour.
In this video, I will walk you through using Photoshop to create the template for a popup.
In this video, I will demonstrate how to add content to the popup template.
In this video, I will show you how to use Photoshop Smart Objects and Generate Assets to automate popup creation
In this video, I will add popups to the tour.
In this video, I will show you how to modify an existing template with actions to close a popup window.
Publish an HTML Tour
In this video we will review this unit.
VR Object for a Web Page
In this video students will learn to photograph an object.
Widget Creation for Apple iBooks
In this video, students will be introduced to iBook widgets.
In this video I will show you how to operate the Theta S camera, how to control it with your smart phone, and how to take pictures and video. We will then process, add metadata, and upload the video to youtube.
In this video I will demonstrate how to sync and add an external audio narration to a Theta S video and publish it to YouTube.